Dana

I am currently living in the Southwest via Kentucky. After years of persistence, my husband has convinced me to thru hike the AT with him in 2015. We will leave behind our house, our cats and our jobs. What can possibly go wrong?

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Yellow is Our New Color and We Have a Trail Name: Davenport Gap to McAfee Knob

Yellow is Our New Color and We Have a Trail Name: Davenport Gap to McAfee Knob

Adam and I have been yellow and white blazing for nearly a month. We are still processing that we are no longer thru-hikers. Physically, this was an

Apr 19, 2015 : Dana
Thru-Hikers to Trail Angels: Doing it Differently

Thru-Hikers to Trail Angels: Doing it Differently

I won’t hike the entire AT. This realization came on many days ago as I reached Cowart Gap. Well, it really hit me as I climbed out of Cowart Gap

Apr 3, 2015 : Dana
Up, Over, Down & Repeat: Neel’s Gap to Muskrat Creek

Up, Over, Down & Repeat: Neel’s Gap to Muskrat Creek

We stayed a second night at the Blood Mountain Cabins. If you get there early enough to grab a cabin, do so. It’s a short walk from Neel’s Gap, is

Mar 20, 2015 : Dana
Dahlonega to Neel’s Gap

Dahlonega to Neel’s Gap

February 28 to March 5:Heading to Neel's Gap today.We arrived in Dahlonega, GA the evening of February 28 and went to the start of the

Mar 9, 2015 : Dana
We’re Ready: Five Days to Go

We’re Ready: Five Days to Go

We are undergoing a self-imposed test of patience. We left Albuquerque on February 1 and started a leisurely two-week trek through Texas, Arkansas,

Feb 24, 2015 : Dana
Back on the Horse

Back on the Horse

I'm not going to lie. I am going to be flat up honest. Through most of September and a good chunk of October, I felt that our hike was in jeopardy.

Nov 27, 2014 : Dana
Is 2015 Up in the Air?

Is 2015 Up in the Air?

It's Not the Best News Wow.  I haven't written a post in some time because I've been waiting for the words to come. So, the wow isn't for the fact

Oct 11, 2014 : Dana
Expectations, Reactions and Worries

Expectations, Reactions and Worries

Reactions and expectations are curious things. And a lot of them are going around as Adam and I get closer to our launch date. A couple of weeks ago,

Aug 24, 2014 : Dana
The First Test

The First Test

We went backpacking during this past Fourth of July weekend with our friend Matt to test our gear and our overall attitude about setting out in

Jul 23, 2014 : Dana
How did I get here?

How did I get here?

We are hiking the Appalachian Trail. The entire trail. Even after months of deliberating on this subject it still sounds unbelievable. It sounds

Jun 23, 2014 : Dana