Bookie

Hello! I completed my thru hike in 2015 with my dog, No Shame. We had an amazing journey full of ups and downs, seems that is the nature of the AT. Throughout our hike we shared our stories and now off trail I am still embedded in trail life. Currently I am planning my next long distance hike for No Shame and I.

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How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

I dashed down the trail trying to beat the setting sun.  My dog, No Shame was 20 feet ahead of me excited about the sudden increase in pace.  The

Jun 3, 2017 : Bookie
Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

It's the time of year when many of us past thru hikers are coming upon our "trail-aversary."  Maybe it has already come and gone as mine has, maybe

Apr 12, 2017 : Bookie
“Before I die I want to…”

“Before I die I want to…”

I owe it to all my followers, to myself, but even more so, tonight I owe it to a sweet and kind man.  This is for him! In the spring of 2007 I

Oct 26, 2016 : Bookie
Maine… it’s the real deal – Part 2

Maine… it’s the real deal – Part 2

Monson, Maine I meandered away from the group ducking around the back of Shaw's Lodging to where my tent stood.  I quietly called to No Shame

Mar 9, 2016 : Bookie
There’s no need to redesign the wheel

There’s no need to redesign the wheel

It's that time already!!! Springer Mountain GA "Let the games begin" I can't believe people are filling their packs with all their new found

Mar 5, 2016 : Bookie
Maine… it’s the real deal: part 1

Maine… it’s the real deal: part 1

The trail brings so many things to life, you don't realize just how much until you leave the trail.  Maine... Maine was one of those things. Soul

Feb 11, 2016 : Bookie
The Mahoosuc or the “Mahoo-suck” Notch

The Mahoosuc or the “Mahoo-suck” Notch

I have been off the trail for over two months now and the transition is challenging to say the least.  I'm excited to start writing my story again

Feb 6, 2016 : Bookie
You know you’re a thru hiker when…

You know you’re a thru hiker when…

A headlamp is considered an accessory *this picture is a week after finishing the trail*   There are no leftovers!   It's

Dec 1, 2015 : Bookie
Pennsylvania Insurance

Pennsylvania Insurance

The rocks are hidden beneath a blanket of leaves! When people talk of PA and the trail all you hear about are rocks, rocks, rocks, and more

Nov 9, 2015 : Bookie
To the Trail Angels out there!

To the Trail Angels out there!

Do people really understand what a difference it makes when they take time to assist a thru hiker? I'm going to do my best to provide some level

Oct 18, 2015 : Bookie