Brian Kavanagh

Hi. I'm Brian aka The Sophisticated Caveman. After years of psyching myself out, I've finally committed to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this spring. I'm looking forward to sharing my adventures on the trail!

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AT Part Five: Endeavor to Persevere

AT Part Five: Endeavor to Persevere

Bland, VA, to Bluff Mountain, VA Distance: 203.9 mi Total distance: 795.6 miles One-quarter of the Appalachian Trail runs through the

May 21, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
AT Part Four: Of Pastures and Ponies

AT Part Four: Of Pastures and Ponies

Roan Mountain, TN, to Bland, VA Distance: 196.5 miles Total distance: 591.7 miles I stared at the small section of flooded trail that

May 6, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
AT Part Three: Back to Tennessee

AT Part Three: Back to Tennessee

Davenport Gap, TN, to Roan Mountain, TN Distance: 156.3 miles Total Distance: 395.2 miles The old man trudged into camp just before

Apr 25, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
AT Part Two: Slipping Through the Smokies

AT Part Two: Slipping Through the Smokies

Albert Mountain, NC, to Davenport Gap, TN Distance: 138.9 miles Total distance: 238.9 miles We had just settled into our sleeping bags

Apr 13, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
AT Part One: Georgia Off My Mind

AT Part One: Georgia Off My Mind

Springer Mountain, GA, to Albert Mountain, NC Distance: 100 miles Total distance: 100 miles My first 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail have

Apr 4, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
From Norovirus to Champagne and Turnips

From Norovirus to Champagne and Turnips

Five days out from the start date of my AT thru-hike, I found myself unable to move five feet beyond my toilet. Apparently I had contracted

Mar 28, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
Six Things I Learned at the Appalachian Trail Kick-Off

Six Things I Learned at the Appalachian Trail Kick-Off

With the start date of my AT thru-hike quickly approaching, I've been dividing most of my free time between pacing around my apartment and

Mar 6, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
Why I’m Ditching “Real Life” to Thru-Hike the AT

Why I’m Ditching “Real Life” to Thru-Hike the AT

Hi. I'm Brian. For the past six years, I've been working as an animator director during the day and blogging about food at night. I've managed to

Feb 16, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh