TFT Progress Report — Week #5 …another record week on the seek!

Hello again, ye TFT seekers of truth, justice and the happy human way!

Welcome to TFT Progress Report #5, for the period covering May 18-24.  It has been another record-setting week, in that Logan has accomplished the 500 cumulative mile mark as of Saturday, 5-24-15.   WAY TO TREK, LOGAN!!!   He also logged 23 miles on Thursday, 5-21-15, an all-time daily record thus far.  Not bad, considering that for six hours and 18 miles it was in a driving rainstorm.

Having departed Davis, WV (Canaan valley) a week ago, he’s passing through Clarksburg, WV later today (Monday, 5-25-15).  Whereas most of America is on Memorial Day Holiday today, Logan presses onward, soon to complete Segment 3 of the WV ADT.

Pennsboro, WV PO – new socks and hammock hardware awaits!

The next immediate objective is to reach Pennsboro, WV post office by Wednesday, May 27.

There awaits a drop box with a re-supply of Whoopie Slings for the hammock and other trekking necessities, including socks to replace the last pair he has worn through.

BTW- a quick shout out to Shane at Butt In A Sling; he helped expedite the shipment of Whoopie slings, toggles and carabineers so that we could make the mail drop in time for this Wednesday.  Here’s Shane’s website:

From there, Logan will be “just” a couple days away from completing segment 4 of the WV ADT, landing him in Parkersburg, WV Friday evening, 5-29-15.

Then, on Saturday, 5-30-15, he will  cross the bridge out of West Virginia to begin ADT Segment 1 in Ohio.  So, to provide some perspective on where he has been, where he is now, and where he is next headed, here is a map to help illustrate (*note: this is not the ADT trail specifically, but close to it):

Perspective map as of 5-25-15 – click on map for clearer view

I’m not sure how he does it, but somehow between trekking all day almost everyday, he also produces written updates on the Trail Journals site (found here:    This is a GREAT website for those who’d like to see more photos and read more detail of the day-to-day journey.

I received the SIM card from Logan in the mail a couple days ago, on which was recorded a two-part video about some of the interesting experiences and folks he encountered during segments 1 & 2 of the West Virginia trail.    Following are two short videos; Trail Angels WV Parts 1 & 2:

BTW/Reminder:  All of the TFT Video updates are found on the TFT YouTube channel here:

Speaking again of the Trail Journal entries, I was particularly touched by an entry he posted on May 16, after hitting a snag near Red Creek, which we mentioned in the last TFT progress report.  That was when he expected to secure water at gas station in a really rural area (Streby), only to find upon arrival that the station had been closed for two years.

Thereupon, he encountered a kindly young man and spontaneous Trail Angel by the name of Matthew.

Trail Angel Matthew

Trail Angel Matthew

Again, I, for one, am humbled to the point of tears to learn of such compassionate people as Matthew and his mother.  They live in a trailer with no electricity, subsiding by the grace of God, yet would give the shirt off of their back to a passing stranger in need (in this case, Logan).

Here is the link directly to Logan’s journal entry for that day:

…I was literally brought to tears upon reading this.  Partly because of the gratitude I felt for yet another example of the greatness of the human spirit (thank you, Dear Matthew)…


I speak of the VERY SAME new world order (NWO) globalist— traitors of our Constitution–those scoundrel lapdogs of the United Nations (UN), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and ALL of the derivative organizations thereof.

…I speak of any and all supporters of Agenda 21, including the so-called ‘elected’ representatives of our Congress, such as Mitch McConnell- TRAITOR of our Constitution EXTRAORDINAIRE– and proponent of The Patriot Act (…oh, Mitch, I feel a quiet pity for your soul when the people finally find out who you REALLY work for and what you have done to deny and abscond with their most basic freedoms for which so many have given their lives to defend…)

…I speak of, and with vehement dissent against, ALL THOSE who serve The Crown Corporations–which is synonymous with those whom oppose life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in all of its forms…

…I point you back to the great video that Logan made about the Federal Reserve Act- link here:

Yes, folks, for those who have read Logan’s Trail Journal entry about Matthew, it is a sad commentary on the state of our union when a boy in West Virginia likes apples but cannot eat them because HE HAS NO TEETH.  …A boy who lives with his mom in a decrepit trailer WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.

Ironically:  “West Virginia is the nation’s largest coal producer east of the Mississippi River and the second-largest overall, leading the nation in coal production from underground mines; it accounts for more than 10 percent of coal production in the United States, delivering coal to more than 25 states on the East Coast and in the Midwest. The state is the second largest net exporter of electricity in the country.”        SOURCE:

Okay- end of the Drewber rant.  I will now get off of my TFT soapbox and close this week’s report with one last thing to ponder…

…On this day of memorial, May 25, 2015, I beg of thee, please:  no longer thank me for my service, for your words of thanksgiving are hollow and mean nothing to me.

Rather, if you REALLY want to thank me (or anyone else) for my/our service as veterans of these States United, then TAKE ACTION to become INFORMED; take ACTION to inquire of our ‘elected’ representatives about the reasons for continued wars and crimes against humanity– for which our military industrial complex is infinitely complicit at the behest of the Crown Corporation (the aforementioned non-human, non-and-ANTI-AMERICAN scum) who perpetuate division, confusion and conflict to serve ONLY their sick, twisted means of depopulating YOU!

If YOU REALLY want to help– then seek to discover the TRUTH.

I apologize, dearest TFT Community,  if it seems I am ending this week’s report on a contentious note, for I/we seek to be a conduit for healing and assimilation.  It is not our goal/intent to be inflammatory nor divisive.

That said, it IS our stated goal to bring light to the truth of the perplex (and sometimes overwhelming) constructs that have been designed to divide humanity; to deceive and deter humanity from re-alzing our divinity… our inherent divinity and natural tendency toward peace…toward the final dissolution of all wars.

May love and light be with you… until next week, may we all trek in peace! 🙂

TFT Progress Report — Week #3 & 4 (combined report- mega update !)

Happy SUNday, dear TFT Community! 🙂

What a week (or two) it has been, both on the trail and back at HQ.  Yep.  It’s been two weeks since the last progress update was posted, and we’ve covered a LOT of ground (literally and figuratively speaking) since then.     …So, happy campers, drop your packs, pull up a seat, and let’s delve right in to the TFT progress report for weeks # 3 & 4.

First and foremost, today is noteworthy in that Logan, Kathryn, Oliver and I departed for Delaware on April 17.  Thus, the TFT celebrates its first full month of the trek TODAY  –woo-hoo!!!!!! 🙂

Additionally, Logan has logged 397 miles since the onset, averaging about 14 miles per day so far.  If we don’t count the ‘zero’ days of non-hiking, then his actual daily average mileage hiked is 17.5, which equates to an average speed of 3 mph.  WHEW!– now that’s some ‘humpin’!!!

He currently sits at cumulative mile marker 19.83 on segment 2 of the West Virginia ADT trail.

Here’s a photo of a map to help illustrate the significant portion he’s covered over the past two weeks; from Washington, D.C. through Maryland and into West Virginia.   Aside it is the actual ADT turn-by-turn directions (click on photo to enlarge):

ADT Maryland Segment 4 – C&O Canal Path

The past couple of weeks have been a learning experience for us both.  I have had to re-hone my logistical support operations skills.  Likewise, Logan has had to adapt and overcome some unforeseen circumstances as we mutually assimilate methodologies/rhythm  for communication, re-supply and forward logistics planning that neither of us have encountered since our days in the military some three decades ago.

…On that note, it dawned on me that we both find ourselves relying upon our respective primary military occupational specialty (MOS), and would never have imagined in 1984 that either of us would be applying those skills in this fashion so many years later.  For, you see, my primary MOS in The Corps was 0431 (Embarkation and Logistics Specialist), whereas Logan was a Forward Observer (FO) in the Army.

…Here we are in present day, on the TFT mission, fulfilling respective roles that are perfectly suited to the training and experiential knowledge we gained during military service.   And, quite candidly, while it is somewhat challenging to balance the demands of daily work with TFT pursuits, the TFT endeavor is reminiscent of the adventuresome ‘fun’ we had in younger days during our military enlistment  (albeit, with more physical pain and more heart palpitations presently than in days past… 🙂 )

Indeed, it takes serious coordination and planning just to ensure that Logan makes certain milestones in order to secure water, food, a place to bivouac, assuming he’s within cell range for us to even be able to communicate.  The following photo provides a sense of the detail that goes in to executing this mission; this is a closer-up of the ADT guide and my marginal annotations during the brief calls/texts we have when he is within cell range (provided he still has battery power at any given time):

ADT WV Segment 1 – MD line to Streby, WV

This particular stretch (i.e., segment 2 of the WV trail) was particularly challenging because he had only a couple of places he could stop to take a break (the roads in rural WV are curvy, hilly and not conducive to hiking along with oncoming traffic).

Concurrently, I was trying to utilize google maps to locate anyplace that might have a gas station/store along the trail route where he could get water/chow between stop-overs for the night.

…I thought surely we were ‘golden’ for a re-supply near Streby, WV when I found a gas station near a place called ‘Brick Church’, which was THE LAST place before his camp-out in Red Creek preserve (a.k.a.- ‘no-wheres-ville’).

Turns out, this place has been closed for two years, which we didn’t know until  Logan arrived there.  By the grace of God, a local resident stopped to help Logan get water before he secured camp at Red Creek campsite, which is an abandoned WWII ordnance depot up in the boondocks.

Store at mile 58.84

WV Boondocks – Red Creek Campsite






As of this afternoon (Saturday, May 17, 2015 @ 1330 hours), Logan is holed-up in Canaan Valley (Davis, WV), before setting off tomorrow morning for the next leg and week #5 of the TFT.

Yesterday I received the SIM card in the mail from Logan’s last two weeks traversing the C&O canal stretch of the journey.  –And WOW!– what awesome video and commentary was enclosed!!!

Following are some highlights of the videos he produced over the past couple of weeks, all of which can also be found on the Trek For Truth YouTube channel – link here:

I especially encourage you to view the trail video updates # 6, #7, as well as the interview with Vinny Frazzitta.

Here are videos # 6 & 7 for your convenience:


It is very motivating and inspiring to hear Logan’s commentary in #6 &7.  It’s also awesome to hear Vinny talk about his own mission to raise awareness for veterans who are committing suicide and/or dying at alarming rates due to lack of effective assistance from the very ‘government’ who assigned them to the atrocities of war.

Here is the interview with ‘Vinny’:

BTW- here is the link to Chefs Fore Vets, and we encourage you check out the incredible work that Vinny is coordinating and promoting while he bikes across the USA for veterans in need of our support:

Other videos are very interesting because they provide historical and geographical perspective for this particular leg of the trail.  The following vids show the slackwater area near the C&O dam, then the paw paw tunnel construct:


As we close out this progress report, I’d like to provide a reminder.  If you’d like to follow Logan’s daily trail journal, then bookmark Unitic’s 2015 American Discovery Trail Journal by clicking here:

Thanks again, TFT Community, for your ongoing support and encouragement.  It is with much love and gratitude to ALL of the helpers and donors that we post this update to benchmark month #1.

…There are so many incredible people who fulfill so many roles of support; we simply could not manage this without their help.  …Folks like Jim Patterson who has invested COUNTLESS hours building the website, Bob & Patty who help care for Cuz along with Kathryn, plus all of the very generous folk who have donated operating funds to our Paypal account, as well as trail angels and those in our ‘Soul Group’ who provide prayers and counsel along the way.

…Truly- this is and will continue to be a collective effort- for which Logan and I are humbled with appreciation for the generosity and love we receive along the trail.

I leave you with this closing 20 second video from my backyard, and a message for us all to consider: If dogs and cats such as Cuz and Mr. Butters can cohabit in peace –then so can we as a global family, as the naturally loving and compassionate human species that WE ARE.

Until next time, our peace be with you,



TFT Progress Report — Week #2 …ending May 2 under sky of blue!

Howdy once again, TFT Community!  🙂

As we update you on progress for the week ending May 2nd, I am excited to report that Logan will broach the 200 mile mark this coming week–and what a week it has been!    Let’s dive right into it…

The ADT path conditions were MUCH better this week because Logan was on the C&O canal tow path, versus the heavily congested, more dangerous highways of last week’s leg.  That said, Logan began the week with a deficit; a wicked raw foot from the first week ending, and a ‘little piggy’ that went ‘ouch’.  …And THEN, Monday began with a bit of a scare, whereas Logan discovered an embedded tick that hitched a ride at some point the night before:

This little piggy went ‘ouch’

Tick bite Sunday night!


Onward and upward!

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River, primarily for transporting coal from the Allegheny Mountains.  It runs from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, MD.  To give you an idea of where this is, see map image here.  This illustrates mile 0-10 of the C&O, which Logan accomplished on Wednesday, April 29–and then some!  It was a 19 mile day that day.

–But wait– I am getting ahead of the chronology because we want to tell you about some of the really awesome folks that Logan met at Greenbelt Park the day before, one of whom was Phil, and another wasVinny from NY.

Vinny is Biking the ADT

Vinny is a fellow veteran who is biking the ADT, trying to raise funds for veterans services such as suicide prevention and the Warrior Hike Walking Off The War Program created by Marine veteran Sean Gobin. WAY TO GO VINNY– and thank you — for bringing awareness and assistance to the plight of the innumerable veterans who have been ABSOLUTELY SCREWED* and left hanging by our ‘Government’ (*Drew’s commentary)

Logan broke camp at 0630 Wednesday, April 29, and busted out 19 miles in order to meet his friend and trail angels, Oslem and her husbans, in time for their rendezvous point near the C&O.  Here’s a great pic of Logan at the time:

Logan starts the C&O

Thursday was a ‘zero day’, meaning that Logan did not log any Trek miles, because he was in Arlington, VA for the May Day event.  The ‘May Day’ is a national Lyme Disease protest at the HQ of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).  An objective of the May Day event is to persuade the IDSA to reconsider their position denying the existence of chronic Lyme disease.

–OH, BTW, if you want to learn more about the horrendous deeds of the tax-payer-funded organizations that are SUPPOSED to be helping the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of our citizens whom have contracted Lyme, but are, instead, kowtowing to the insidious big pharma monopoly, then go to this link on YouTube for a documentary that will BLOW YOUR MIND:

…And here is a GREAT photo of Oslem at the protest–thanks again, Oslem, to you and your husband, for taking care of Logan on the trail:

Oslem at ISDA Protest

Logan made a couple of videos leading up to this; if you go to this upload you can find both:

As of Friday, May 1, Logan was on the C&O path, having departed the great folks he met at the May Day protest the two days before.

It was on this day that Logan met another AWESOME human being by the name of Warren.  …Logan and I spoke of this encounter on Saturday morning, when I called him for counsel because I was totally depressed.

I had been doing research the night before; I was delving into some data for upcoming posts to TFT (for which I am woefully behind posting content).  As these things go, one rabbit hole led to another, and I came across some research about the programmed sexual-ization of young children.  …It was a video that showed, very clearly, how the film industry, TV and other controlled interest of the ruling oligarchy manipulate children to become desensitized to child pornography and other mass-media mind control methods in order to induce society into accepting the abuse and exploitation of children–GLOBALLY!!!

As I watched it, I became overwhelmed with sadness, (if not wanting to vomit), at the fact that our society has become so very brainwashed…at the point that there is some perverse cognitive dissonance which impedes people from seeing the gross manipulation to which our children are exposed– and via such dynasties as Disney and all of the other plethora of lame-stream media propaganda infiltrating our homes.

I was very, very sad.  I felt that our Trek For Truth initiative could NEVER overcome nor remotely compete against the BILLIONS of dollars and decades of mind control  invested by ALL of the media who serve ONLY the interest of the sick bastards at the top of this fetid pyramid.  …Those same sick bastards who refer to YOU as ‘useless eaters’ (google it).

I became very depressed, indeed…I wondered if all of this effort was for naught.

The next morning (yesterday- Saturday), I texted Logan to check in, and he too was a bit worn down. –No doubt because his body ached, but also mentally.   We decided to chat, although Logan’s phone battery was  quite low, and we were mutually concerned about him having no phone power out there on the trail.

As I conveyed to him my concerns and described the absolute ‘low’ I was in, he told me about a gentlemen he had met the day before…a very kind person named Warren.

As Logan conveyed his experience:  Warren was jogging along the C&O path, passed by Logan, then circled back to strike up a conversation.  They discussed the TFT mission and Warren was impressed.  He spontaneously offered food and shelter to Logan that night, but Logan declined because he was only a couple miles from his bivouac site for that evening.  Kindly, they parted ways, each continuing on their routes for that day.   It was but a short while later that Logan felt tremendous remorse for declining the invitation from Warren.   “…I was smacking my forehead, Drew, doing a palm face-plant, that I might have offended Warren in some way, when he was only trying to help…I feel very badly for not taking him up on his offer, especially when the whole purpose of TFT is, in essence, a massive community outreach to engage with anyone and everyone along the trail… ”

As we spoke of this encounter with Warren, I became suddenly inspired!  “It is true, Logan“, I exclaimed.  “People ARE good by nature– they DO want change and they DO want to help!  –And to engender collaboration from folks such as Warren is  exactly why we sat about to launch the TFT to begin with!

Although I had not met Warren, I had become immensely rejuvenated  by his offer of goodwill toward Logan and our TFT mission– I had become re-inspired and felt a sense of hope at a time when I needed it most.

Upon hearing Logan describe his encounter with Warren, I became evermore determined to step back from the brink of this sadness that I had felt hitherto; I became even MORE motivated to continue this trek because of, and for, the redemptive qualities of compassionate human spirit embodied by people such as Warren.  As such, I loaded up Cuz and drove to my happy, healing place in the heart of the Clark State Forest (Henryville, IN) on Saturday (yesterday) afternoon.  …It turned out to be a remarkable day!!!

We would like to convey a BIG sincere TFT ‘Thank You’ to Warren, Phil, Vinny, Oslem and EVERYONE along the path of life who demonstrate and exude the attitudes of mind and qualities of spirit that make for radiant living; that make life on this planet worthwhile.  We are in awe of your contribution to humanity, toward the betterment of healing and fostering the next higher ideal of what we can achieve and become as a loving, benevolent species.

In closing, I leave you with a couple photos from Cuz’s and my mini-TFT yesterday in Henryville. This is the place where I was raised to appreciate the divinity of nature; the divinity in each of us…I remain inspired, in-spirit, with SO MUCH LOVE in my heart and anticipation for the next chapter of the TFT trail journal.

Until next week, dear TFT community, may your trek in the days ahead lead you to meet such wonderful humans as we’ve encountered along the way thus far.

…and now, here is a pic of one happy dog on the scent of squirrels and dandelions 🙂

Cuz at Firetower Hill Overlook

View South toward Louisville from Firetower Hill, Clark State Forest

Peace be to you, TFT community!






TFT Progress Report – Week 1 accomplished!

Hello and Happy Saturday, Dear TFT Community! 🙂

Per screen below (see map overview), we are happy to announce that Logan has completed week # 1 on the trail– having trekked ~100 miles from Fort Miles, DE eastward to Bowie, MD.


This map screen shot is not the exact ADT route (because an ADT app for google maps does not yet exist), however, it provides an overview of the starting point, contrasted to where Logan has landed as of this evening.

This map screen shot is not the exact ADT route (because an ADT app for google maps does not yet exist), however, it provides an overview of the starting point, contrasted to where Logan has landed as of this evening.

I spoke with Logan earlier today and his feet were hurting a bit.  That, plus the energy and focus it took to hike along a heavily congested urban vehicle route; one that is not conducive to pedestrians and is quite dangerous.

…Logan did some pole planting, in order to pivot himself up the hillside; in places where there was virtually no shoulder and trucks were barreling along.

OH, BTW–   If you’d like to follow Logan’s daily trail journal, then bookmark Unitic’s 2015 American Discovery Trail Journal by clicking here:

I will post a weekly update here on the TFT Trail Journal at the end of each week on Saturday, whereas Logan will be posting daily updates to the link pasted  above.

Here’s a quick rundown of week #1:

We (Logan, Kathryn, Oliver and I) embarked from ‘The Ville” on Friday, April 17, the day of Logan’s 55th birthday.

After establishing bivouac at Tall Pines Campground on Friday ~9pm, Logan and Kathryn  set off on the first 10 miles of the ADT ~ 11am the following morning; see map of Fort Miles and ADT post markers:

Fort Miles Map

ADT forward ho!









ADT post marker 1









On Sunday, we saw off Logan ~ 9:30am, as he headed west to Redden Forest where he’d spend night #1 in a driving rain.

 On Sunday, we saw off Logan ~ 9:30am, as he headed west to Redden Forest where he'd spend night #1 in a driving rain.

Logan Heads West Day 1




Eastern Shore View







On Monday afternoon, Logan had the great fortune of meeting another Trail Angel by the name of Garry.  Garry and his wife invited Logan to stay in their playhouse hostel, for which Logan and we are very grateful– THANK YOU,Garry, for your compassion and kindness!

Garry & Logan


Garry’s Playhouse Hostel








On Wednesday, April 22, Logan arrived in Tuckahoe State Park ~ noon EST and set up camp for the night.

On Thursday, Logan trekked 20 miles against a fairly strong headwind and wicked traffic conditions– the first 20 mile segment of the trip–super job, Logan!!!

a 20 mile day!

As of tonight, April 25, Logan is lodging in Bowie, MD, after some 100 miles into the Trek For Truth, some wicked rain storms, heavy traffic and the good fortune of two trail angels along the way- thanks again Amy and Garry!

Meanwhile, back at HQ, Cuz, Mr. Butters and I hold down the fort and plan logistics for the upcoming mail drop to Harper’s Ferry…stay tuned for more exciting TFT adventure updates soon, same bat time, same bat channel…–see you next week, and thank you for your support!! 🙂

Cuz back at HQ

Mr Butters ponders the TFT



TFT Scrapbook #1 – The Launch…

Hello, TFT Community, and happy day to you.

We just returned from an awe-inspiring (and whirlwind ) trip to Delaware for the launch of The Trek For Truth, and wanted to share a quick chronology along with some photos and videos.

Logan, Kathryn, Oliver and I departed Louisville ~8am Friday, April 17, arriving in Lewes, DE ~ 9pm.  The drive to DE made for some scintillating conversation and interesting scenery along the way


Oh, BTW- Friday was Logan's birthday...we celebrated on Saturday evening with a peach pie and candles.

Happy birthday, Logan









Oh, BTW- Friday was Logan’s birthday…we celebrated on Saturday evening with a peach pie and candles.

On Saturday morning, we sat off for the inception point of the American Discovery Trail (ADT), which is located within Fort Miles, an interesting historical place in and of itself.  …’A’ marks the spot of the trail head.

Lewes, DE - the ADT start point in Fort Miles Park

Lewes, DE – the ADT start point in Fort Miles Park












We were greeted by Trail Angel, Amy, her wonderful sons and their friend, who live nearby and originally met Logan via his Lyme Warrior journey on the Appalachian Trail last year.  Here’s a quick video with Amy, who we adore!

After Meeting Amy, she took a team photo for us

Launch Team Photo






Then, Amy took a team photo for us


Next, Logan spoke a few words before the cold waves rushed in…

And then I added my two cents…

Shortly thereafter, Logan and Kathryn set off on the first leg of the trek, embarking from a WWII-era artillery battery on Fort Miles, the start of the ADT.  They accomplished 10 miles on Saturday, during which time Oliver and I secured chow for dinner and firewood for the fire pit back at Tall Pines Camp.

On Sunday morning, we bid farewell to Logan at the 10 mile marker where we picked up he and Kat the day before.  Here’s a video from there:

Just afterward, Kathryn affixed the official TFT banner to Logan’s backpack with two binder clips and two safety pins (it was windy that day :-))

affixing banner

We gave big hugs and watched Logan set off on the next great adventure – the TFT across the ADT in 2015- let TRUTH prevail!!!

Farewell, Logan!

Farewell, Logan!

Unitic’s 2015 American Discovery Trail Journal

I will be keeping a basic web journal at a website I’ve used for two previous hikes (The Long Trail in 2003 and The Appalachian Trail in 2014).  It’s a hiker specific site, but it allows me to keep and publish a record of where I was each day and basic stats such as mileage, start and end locations, etc.  My entries there will be brief, and I will post longer updates on the blog on and on Facebook.  I will also post pictures and videos primarily on this website.  Here is the link to my journal begun on 4/11/15. – Unitic’s 2015 American Discovery Trail Journal