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.
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
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
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
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*
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 (
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