Turtle

I have always enjoyed the outdoors but hiking and backpacking is a relatively new to my 40 something years. I got my first taste of hiking doing a fundraiser for CureSearch for Children's Cancer and I was hooked. Luckily I have also infected my husband who is embarking on this journey with me. I hope you enjoy following along on as I prepare for and embark on the experience of a lifetime.

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How do You Know if You Can?

How do You Know if You Can?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Elliot I recently read this quote and I was struck by

Nov 10, 2019 : Turtle
What to do When You Can’t Hike Every Day

What to do When You Can’t Hike Every Day

My favorite way to train for my AT thru-hike is by hiking. Life does not always allow for long drives or long days on the trail so what do you

Oct 27, 2019 : Turtle
Beginning Gear List for February Start

Beginning Gear List for February Start

I feel gear is such an individual thing and each person needs to find what works for them and not just what everyone else is using. As you read a

Oct 15, 2019 : Turtle
DIY Tyvek Tent Footprint

DIY Tyvek Tent Footprint

DIY gear has so many great advantages. It cheaper, often lighter, and you can customize it just for you, just to name a few. It can be a little

Oct 10, 2019 : Turtle
Avoid the Never-Ending Gear Vortex and Hike Your Own Hike

Avoid the Never-Ending Gear Vortex and Hike Your Own Hike

I had made up my mind! Gear selection is such a crazy thing. I have spent several years buying gear a piece at time and on sale when I could so I

Oct 4, 2019 : Turtle
Physical and Mental Prep on All-Natural Stairs

Physical and Mental Prep on All-Natural Stairs

Physical I have been in the gym regularly for the past few months preparing for my AT thru-hike. I think I am making improvements but there is no

Sep 29, 2019 : Turtle
Now Is the Time for a Change

Now Is the Time for a Change

Why Now? What better way to spend a Sunday morning than hiking in the woods with my husband and making plans about how to make this crazy dream a

Sep 28, 2019 : Turtle
How the Dream Began

How the Dream Began

Freedom, self-reliance, challenge, life-changing, dream-fulfilling, difficult, exciting. These are just a few words I use to describe both the hike

Sep 28, 2019 : Turtle