So I woke up to a great email this morning. Zach, the author of Appalachian Trials and maintainer of the website by the same name emailed me. I check this site everyday and the content that is there has kept me sane for much of my time here in Afghanistan. That being said I applied because I wanted to provide the same type of content to other people that use the site as their daily escape.
This being said Going Big is not dead. I will still be using this as my daily journal/blogging platform while hiking. However I will also make posts on AppTrials that I do not make here. However I will share the links to those articles on the Going Big Facebook page. So if you haven't 'liked' me on Facebook yet, there's your reason to right there.
As a general update to my hike planning I am currently getting the financial side of the house in order to ensure I have enough money to make it from Georgia to Maine, I am building a savings of the recommended $2 per 1 mile and then anything I have on top of that is just extra. I have most of my equipment ordered (sans a few items I'm still deciding over) and I am on schedule to be home soon. My first AppTrials post will probably be around the end of July, beginning of August.