The Great Escape II

Last year the country shut down for Covid two days before my planned departure for Atlanta. I thought I would have to wait until 2022, but for once being old is an advantage! With both Moderna shots safely onboard, I am poised to depart.  Camped in my backyard I found a few gear issues that I am glad happened there and not on a mountain. Turns out my Nemo Hornet One had major condensation issues, and my toes could not stay warm enough in my sleeping bag for actual sleep. I have a new Tarptent Stratosphere Li now. Going to use some old wool socks for foot insulation and I think I am ready to go. We will soon see how well prepared I am. Next message from somewhere on the Appalachian Trail.
See you in the woods!

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Comments 5

  • Jane Karel : Apr 10th

    I’m so excited for you ! Enjoy every step of the way ! I can’t wait to follow you on your journey . I’m going to live vicariously through you for a few months . Be safe, but have a wonderful trip !!


  • Suzy : Apr 10th

    All the best on your adventure Kathy!

  • Linda Diamond: April 13th : Apr 12th

    I’ll be following you every step of the way! And will keep in touch with you Mom 🙂

  • Jeannie Sturiale : Apr 27th

    This is an extraordinary and exciting thing! Wishing you safe travels and thanks for sharing .

  • Scrappy : Jun 10th

    So much fun seeing you twice on the trail. You are amazing. Keep on hiking!



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