Victor Perrotti

Hello all, I currently live and work in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I'm married with three children and have recently retired from a career of teaching special education. Film photography is one of my obsessions. Recently, my time has been spent studying graphic design and training. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is something I have thought about for decades. I had all but given up on the idea when the cartilage in my hip joints prematurely wore out due to dysplasia. After replacement surgery in 2015, I was determined to get my life back to as “normal” as possible. Currently, I am on track to begin thru-hiking the beginning of March 2018. “Normal” will have to be redefined. victorperrotti.com

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Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

I would be lying if I were to say that I was feeling no apprehension about by upcoming thru-hike. I am just over two weeks away from my start date. I

Feb 17, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Training for the Mountains at Sea Level

Training for the Mountains at Sea Level

Before hip replacement surgery, I constantly worked at maintaining a basic level of fitness. My lifestyle revolved around the surf conditions. I

Feb 4, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Hip Surgery Behind Him,  Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

Hip Surgery Behind Him, Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

I got interested in camping in an unlikely manner. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army for a two-year enlistment. While on maneuvers in

Jan 20, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Thoreau in my Backpack

Thoreau in my Backpack

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” — Henry David Thoreau discover a quiet hopeful mind fishing in

Jan 5, 2018 : Victor Perrotti