Published Feb 11, 2016
We were all set to extol the triumphs of that Hiker among hikers, that Wizard among wizzes, that Backpacker among strollers. The One! The Only! Pretzel!!!
Then ... BOOM!! We heard he (hello?) forgot his lighter before ascending Blood Mountain for a snowy soiree.
Yup. Cold oatmeal and considerable teasing from those of us who were warm and cozy indoors while he braved the frigid forest. He probably did it on purpose, knowing that Chuck Norris would have frozen without a lighter. Pretzel was never in any danger. He wisely looked for matches in the shelter and found some! No one packs perfectly. Smart hikers adapt and have a good time anyway.
Pretzel (aka Matt Mason) -- one of the Merry Men at Mountain Crossings Outfitters at Neel Gap below Georgia's Blood Mountain -- captivated his audience on February 6, 2016, with his advice, wisdom, humor and experiences earned thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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Published Feb 11, 2016. Pretzel has hiked all the famous trails and shares Pretzel Logic -- advice that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers will actually use.
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