Eva Briggs

I'm a family doctor in upstate new York and have always enjoyed the outdoors. My undergraduate education is in forestry. I'm a search and rescue volunteer and my border collie Boomer will be hiking with me. I've wanted to hike the AT for 40+ years and decided that 2016 is the year to go for it!

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Rain rain GO AWAY!

Rain rain GO AWAY!

Rain. I think my friend hit the nail on the head when he remarked that it feels like November. I'm just waiting for sleet and snow! Brrrrrrr.

May 29, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Lazy Days

Lazy Days

Yesterday I had a short hike into Salisbury, CT where I'm staying at a mini-hostel. A women named Vanessa has a small bunkroom in her home. Yesterday

May 13, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Blogging at The laundromat

Blogging at The laundromat

I'm at the laundromat in nothing but a rain skirt and puffy jacket. After one week of hiking, three days of it in the rain, every item of

May 6, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Stealth again

Stealth again

I've been back on the trail for a few days, starting from Warwick, New York. That's where I left off in 2016 after breaking my foot. I was lucky

May 2, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Return to the Trail!

Return to the Trail!

I'm returning to the trail! Late next week, my friend Lisa is driving me and Boomer to Warwick NY (think Bellvale Farms Creamery) so that I can pick

Apr 19, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This is a test. The site where my blog is hosted recently changed its URL , and I want to make sure it can work before I hit the trail again in

Dec 19, 2016 : Eva Briggs
Back on the trail

Back on the trail

10 Week Sabbatical  I guess it was a sabbatical. I broke my foot at the end of June and I have been off the trail for 10 weeks. Though I've

Sep 18, 2016 : Eva Briggs
Broken

Broken

Yes, the MRI showed a broken heel bone due to a stress fracture. So I'm definitely on the disabled list, probably for the rest of the

Jul 1, 2016 : Eva Briggs
Disabled List

Disabled List

Ouch. I hoped that I wouldn't have any injuries, but I'm off the trail for a bit. My left heel has been bothering me for a while, and I stepped the

Jun 29, 2016 : Eva Briggs
Maryland and the start of Pennsylvania

Maryland and the start of Pennsylvania

Back in the north. As you can see from the photo, I've left the south. And I've been blessed with awesome weather - sunny, not too hot, breezy, and

Jun 13, 2016 : Eva Briggs