Y’all want the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

My name is Ryan Michael Ignatius.

I’m a husband, father, attorney and adventurer based out of Athens, GA (USA).  My adventures are only one component of me as a person, but I’m hoping that this blog will help me share and remember.

Long distance endurance travel has always fascinated me.  I’ve been fortunate to have thru-hiked the Vermont Long Trail in 2001 and then the Appalachian Trail in 2005 with my love and life partner, Amber.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look/read!

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See the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn’t really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars, and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures.

Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac.