Hey howdy! My husband and I will be starting our NOBO thru attempt in March of 2017. At present, I live in Washington state and I work as an occupational therapist. I am a lover of documentaries, peppermint everything, my sweet dog, and early bedtimes. Louise (our dog) is such a joy, but she won't be coming along with us. My wanderlust is the product of being raised in the military; I don't think I will ever see enough places or meet enough people. My husband had the hare-brained idea to hike the Appalachian Trail...I took that idea and ran with it. Follow along with our adventure! Happy hiking!
These Little Trials Story time: Once upon a time on the AT a few weeks ago, a friend (Tin Cup) ended up with a water leak in his pack. At the
I am not the same person I was a month ago. The trail has changed me. For example, I routinely have dirty feet and hands. I went three days without
Where does the time go? I blinked and now I have been on the trail for 24 days! Let's do a little recap of the things I have learned so far: The
The first few days on trail were B-E-A-UTIFUL thanks to amazing weather. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and that includes the weather.
Philip and I have been on the trail for 4 nights and days. So far, it has been a wild ride and I am loving (almost) every moment. Day 1 My
In 4 hours, I will be winding my way through airport security. In 14 hours, I will be in South Carolina. In 86 hours, I will nearly be to Springer.
Captain Indecision, here. Recently, I wrote about how terrible I am at making decisions. A few weeks ago, I seriously questioned my Six Moons
Historically, February is my least favorite month. It is dreary, cold, and Valentines day. Enough said. But, this February is different
Calm, collected hiking Heather says 'Everything is A-Okay.' My pack sits in the corner with items scattered around. I am diligently scaling down
I am not ashamed to admit that I have very little backpacking experience. A year ago, I didn't own a single piece of backpacking gear. Through