I am a grandmother of 2 sweet little girls and one handsome baby boy. I have a son and daughter. They are both married to wonderful spouses and my husband has 2 sons, one is married and the other single. My husband and I no longer have children at home and we enjoy biking and camping in our 30 foot travel trailer--my husband's idea of roughing it. I love hiking/backpacking and when I'm not teaching Freshman Composition at a community college, I spend my summers backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. This summer I will be hiking the whole trail; doing a flip/flop starting at Harpers Ferry, WV.
Nigel (Chilli -- because he's always cold and loves the food -- and yes, it's spelled that way) and I have just 60 days left before our feet hit the
Just 90 more days. Ninety days to make sure my gear is what I want. Ninety days to make sure my food is all in order. Ninety days to make sure we
Having a specific diet while hiking can cause many issues. I do not have the option of being able to walk into a gas station and buy food. I cannot
New Year and New Chapter It's a new year and a new chapter is about to be written. I am so looking forward to my thru-hike. I believe I will
Planning There are so many details in planning a hike of this magnitude. I have spreadsheets that give me and Free Gear an idea of miles we need to
Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire is one of my most favorite places in the United States. The first time I saw this I actually cried. I am so amazed