James and Marie-Soleil

We are James "Sparrow" Therien and Marie-Soleil Cordeau, thru-hiking enthusiasts on a quest for the Calendar Year Triple Crown, embracing van life and our love for food along the way.

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Endless Wait in the Blizzard at Carver’s Gap

Endless Wait in the Blizzard at Carver’s Gap

I find myself at the heart of a blizzard at Carver's Gap, freezing, desperately waiting for MS's arrival. Facing the unleashed elements, the challenge of continuing my journey on the Appalachian Trail tests every ounce of my determination. Shortly after, an injury raises concerns about my ability to continue the adventure. To offer practical advice and share my experiences more clearly, I've added four new sections. Each one highlights the unique challenges and joys of thru-hiking.

Feb 28, 2024 : James and Marie-Soleil
Brutal Mornings, My Soaked Tale of the Smokies

Brutal Mornings, My Soaked Tale of the Smokies

Explore the daily challenges and unscripted moments of thru-hiking. Get an inside look at tackling cold dawns, enduring wet gear, and pushing through the elements on the Appalachian Trail. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and aspiring hikers, this article offers practical insights into the resilience required for a Calendar Year Triple Crown.

Feb 17, 2024 : James and Marie-Soleil
Chills, Thrills, and a Midnight Visitor: Embarking on Our Appalachian Coldventure in Georgia

Chills, Thrills, and a Midnight Visitor: Embarking on Our Appalachian Coldventure in Georgia

The start of our Appalachian adventure in Georgia through icy winds and surprise visits. From Springer Mountain's chill to Blood Mountain's views, our journey of resilience.

Feb 8, 2024 : James and Marie-Soleil
Shipwreck to Triple Crown: Charting an Unlikely Journey

Shipwreck to Triple Crown: Charting an Unlikely Journey

Join us on our journey through the Calendar Year Triple Crown, where passion for thru-hiking and adventure meets the beauty of America's iconic trails. Discover our story of determination, love for the outdoors, and the shared dream that drives us forward.

Feb 7, 2024 : James and Marie-Soleil