Dan Coy

My name is Dan Coy, from Atlanta, Georgia, occupation: jazz guitarist, a former competitive cyclist with State and National titles, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and dog-lover. I enjoy photography, cooking, drawing, running, camping, hiking, and lots of other wacky stuff.

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Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Day 22 (13.5 miles) Whistling Gap campsite to Uncle Johnny’s, Erwin, Tenn. Started out of camp around 7 a.m. and made it to the top of a nearby

Apr 20, 2018 : Dan Coy
Week Three: Miles Evaporating Underneath My Feet

Week Three: Miles Evaporating Underneath My Feet

Day Fifteen (15.7 miles) Newfound Gap to Tri-Corner Knob shelter It was a rough night, tossing, turning and up periodically monitoring video

Apr 14, 2018 : Dan Coy
Spring Is Slowly Blooming on the Trail in North Carolina

Spring Is Slowly Blooming on the Trail in North Carolina

Day Eight (15.8 miles): Winding Stair Gap to Cold Spring Shelter campsite. Got a fresh start this morning after a night in Franklin, N.C. Showered,

Apr 6, 2018 : Dan Coy
Georgia Flies by with Plenty of Trail Magic

Georgia Flies by with Plenty of Trail Magic

Day One (15.3 miles) Springer Mountain to Justus Creek My wife and the dogs dropped me off at the Springer parking lot around 10:45, and they waited

Mar 30, 2018 : Dan Coy
Cell Phones on the Trail; Make Them Work for You

Cell Phones on the Trail; Make Them Work for You

Sure, it's great to disconnect from technology and simply enjoy your wilderness experience, but it's very rare that anyone will hike without a cell

Mar 14, 2018 : Dan Coy
Practicing Instead of Training: There is a Difference

Practicing Instead of Training: There is a Difference

In the early 1970s, I was a teenager living on my own in Atlanta, struggling, and very concerned about the draft and being sent to Vietnam. As a

Jan 24, 2018 : Dan Coy
Lists – Why Are You Doing This Again?

Lists – Why Are You Doing This Again?

He's making a list, and checking it twice, He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice... Even before I read

Dec 30, 2017 : Dan Coy
Numbers

Numbers

It's safe to say that most hikers like to count. They count days, miles, pounds, liters, ounces, calories, States, and more. Hikers like to make

Dec 21, 2017 : Dan Coy