Deane Giordano

Hey, y’all. You can call me Ruby Throat. I live in the Western North Carolina mountains and I’m planning a flip flop hike (because I never do anything in the “right” order). I’ll start with a new moon on April 26, NOBO from Grayson Highlands State Park (because….ponies!) I’m a card-carrying tree-hugger and a natural born nomad. If you see someone smelling wild roses and marveling at flamboyant fungi along the way, that will be me. Oh, yeah... my knees are totally looking forward to hiking the White Mountains. Please visit me at rubythroatjournal.com, too.

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Friday Five:  5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Friday Five: 5 Things to Do 3 Months Before Starting

Getting over my Planning Fatigue I went into a bit of a slump over the holidays as far as planning and researching my hike goes.  Call it Gear Overw

Jan 20th : Deane Giordano
A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting Myself (and My Sofa) Back in Shape before My Thru Hike

I’m 15 weeks out from stepping on the trail and getting serious about my training plan. I’d been strapping on my pack and taking training hikes in th

Jan 17th : Deane Giordano
Ode to Merino: Reasons to Love Wool

Ode to Merino: Reasons to Love Wool

What are your favorite panties? A few years ago a question went around amongst the women in my yoga community—what are your favorite panties? I th

Jan 11th : Deane Giordano
Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Getting my trail legs on. The good reasons for doing a flip flop hike just keep piling up. For a variety of them, I'm starting north on April 26*

Jan 6th : Deane Giordano
Flip Flopper and Proud

Flip Flopper and Proud

We have arrived at Reason #2 for Flip-Flopping. I'm what you might call a "Renaissance Woman." Also known in some circles as multi-passionate or a (

Jan 3rd : Deane Giordano
Unconventional Wisdom:  Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Wisdom: Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Is My Middle Name For a long time, I’ve been convinced that the only way to hike the AT is to start on Springer Mountain and end on Ka

Jan 1st : Deane Giordano