KMac

I live in the Boulder, CO area where I enjoy hiking on our many Open Space trails. I live with my husband of 31 + years in a too empty nest, since our daughters have flown the coop. One is studying fashion design and living the good life in Southern California and the other is attending Medical school in Philadelphia. I work PRN as an Ultrasound Tech which leaves me plenty of time to pursue my passions of traveling and enjoying nature - especially wildlife sightings. I will be going NOBO on the Appalachian Trail in 2020. (Make that 2021!) I hope to ‘celebrate’ my SIXTY FIRST birthday somewhere along the trail in late June. See you in the woods!

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The Great Escape II

The Great Escape II

Last year the country shut down for Covid two days before my planned departure for Atlanta. I thought I would have to wait until 2022, but for once

Apr 9, 2021 : KMac
The Closeness of COVID-19

The Closeness of COVID-19

My flight to Atlanta left without me last Friday. I am hunkering down at home with daily outings to do day hikes amid the growing concern that my

Mar 23, 2020 : KMac
Packing List in Flux

Packing List in Flux

Two months to go and I finally settled on a Gossamer Gear Mariposa pack. I like it for the lightness and the removable back pad that can be used as a

Feb 5, 2020 : KMac
Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

As a dedicated listener to NPR, it was a surprise to find myself trolling for a good music station during my commute home the other day. My iPhone

Jan 16, 2020 : KMac
Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Because I am crazy? That might be my best response. I am a person who has camped their whole life, but in progressively cushier ways. I started out

Sep 30, 2019 : KMac