Julie Wilson-Freeman

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 (that I consider my own), one is married to an amazing woman 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.

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Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

I cannot help but laugh as I get a bit stuck coming through a tight spot in Mahoosuc Notch. It was fun, but also the most difficult hiking I’ve ever

Aug 8, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
The Presidentials are Complete!

The Presidentials are Complete!

My Liberty Lodging in Lincoln, NH This place has got to be one of my all time favorite places along the AT.  I stayed there in 2012, 2015, and

Aug 2, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Conquering Vermont, Anticipating the Whites

Conquering Vermont, Anticipating the Whites

We have begun to see some big mountains in Vermont.  It has been challenging, and yet, so very much fun.  We have been over some serious rock

Jul 12, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
A Night of Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth

A Night of Fireworks to Celebrate the Fourth

We were able to do a 21-mile day in order to make it into Dalton, MA, so we can watch fireworks.  They are going to shoot them off tonight at 10 p.m.

Jul 4, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Minor Illness Setback, but Still Going Strong

Minor Illness Setback, but Still Going Strong

Chilli has been battling a sore throat for a few days so we have made the decision to zero here in Cornwall Bridge, CT. Unfortunately, we are paying

Jun 27, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Short Detour to New York City

Short Detour to New York City

So, because we were so close to the city we decided to go do some urban hiking in New York City. We spent three days and two nights seeing some of

Jun 16, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Rocksylvania Is Done, and We’re Getting a Rest

Rocksylvania Is Done, and We’re Getting a Rest

Rocksylvania is no joke! Chilli and I have made it through the rocks of Pennsylvania and are in Deleware Water Gap. We took a beating!  I had

Jun 8, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Dealing with Blisters and a New Trail Family

Dealing with Blisters and a New Trail Family

After having a wonderfully refreshing time with good friends in Boiling Springs, Pa., Chilli and I have been hiking with three other people - Sweet

Jun 1, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Rain Delay and Dangerous Flooding

Rain Delay and Dangerous Flooding

Well, the trail is always teaching lessons and the lesson we’re being taught on day one is adapting and being flexible. We made it across the Potomac

May 19, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
My Grandbabies Will be in My Thoughts on the Trail

My Grandbabies Will be in My Thoughts on the Trail

I am so blessed to be a grandmother. I’m not sure there is anything sweeter than wonderful little grandbabies. I currently have one grandson and two

May 14, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman