My name is Arlette aka "Apple Pie". I am a long distance hiker, sock doll maker, and hiking guide. I am currently attempting to hike all the National Scenic Trails with only the Natchez Trace and Ice Age Trails left. I love bright colors, goofy outfits and don't take myself too seriously.
Day 53, 15.3 miles We start the day walking through pretty grasslands with wild flowers. Land management is trying to restore these areas back to
Day 52, 18.5 miles We’re on trail at 7am and soon leave the nice pine plantation. At road crossing we use the porta pottie. A lady pulls up with
Day 51, 20 miles We get up at 5am to try to get miles in before the heat sets in. We’re walking at 5:40 through the woods and then open fields. The
Day 50, 20.5 miles We’re not far from town and I’m excited about the prospect of a town breakfast. Our favorite meal. We had enough cell service to
Day 49, 20 miles After a lovely breakfast with our wonderful hosts we get shuttled back to the trail and continue our walk. This is another one of
Hot and sweaty After a good night’s sleep we get dropped off where we left off. It’s going to be a hot one today so we don’t dilly dally. We have
Day 46, New Glarus I wake up to a beautiful sun rise, snooze for a few more minutes or maybe half an hour then start my morning with a hot chai
Day 45, 19 miles, Verona DCA We take our time getting ready in the morning since we need to go to the post office and it won’t open until 9.
Day 44, 12 miles, Cross Plains The walk around Indian Lake is really pretty in the morning. There are some people out watching birds and walking
Day 43, Indian Lake county park, 19 miles I resist the temptation to sleep in and get back outside to continue the walk. There are limited camping