This is Dan. He is an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker that I met in Rangeley, Maine. I was staying with my friend in Rangeley when he said we told me we might see some thru hikers. Dan blew me away. His story of hiking the AT was intriguing, beautiful and inspiring. I plan to hike the trail someday because of him. He compared his experience to a day job. Not every day did he wake up and want to hike. Some days he would wake up and not want to take another step. Even if he didn't want to hike (or go to work) he still did it each day. Starting in Georgia in April, he was nearing the end of his trip. He was given the trail name "Grizzly" by other hikers because of his similar appearance to Grizzly Adams.