I live in the Boulder, CO area where I enjoy hiking on our many Open Space trails. I live with my husband of 33 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!
Just saying the name of this section of the Appalachian Trail can be intimidating. The challenge is 100 miles of straight hiking with no hostel or
When I started this journey I assumed that the hard parts would be walking for 10-20 miles per day, setting up a proper bear hang and being afraid
My battle with the rocks seemed to be over on my first day hiking in Shenandoah National Park. The trail smoothed out and the walking was easier.
Through the first part of my AT hike I frequently heard “Virginia is flat.” I beg to differ! Southern Virginia offered some significant elevation
Yesterday, I got a note from the wife of a man named Alan Stuart whom I met on trail back in Georgia. She was worried because she had not heard
I had the bright idea that we could hike the Smoky Mountain National Park section of the AT straight through. Most Thru-hikers stop at Newfound
Lightning Strikes Two section hikers left Fontana Village this morning and started across Fontana Dam. The weather was rainy with scattered storms
Flowers When I took on the AT challenge, I was focused on the hard parts. I worried about tough climbs, bad weather, sore feet, and being alone.
I am writing this from my first off trail stop. I smell -but of soap and shampoo not sweat and body odor! Yeah! Clothes have been washed, more
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