I currently reside in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia about an hour outside of Washington DC. Born and raised on the east coast. As an adult I’ve enjoyed playing and exploring multiple areas of the Appalachian Trail. I’m a runner, reader, mother, grandmother, nature lover, educator and I enjoy the beauty in the smallest things. Life is meant to be lived and embraced. On March 30th 2023 I will embark on an epic adventure with my husband and attempt a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. We both long to experience life in a different environment, lifestyle, routine, and face the many challenges together along this journey of self-discovery and growth. We decided several years back this would be how we step into our 25th year of marriage. We are high school sweethearts; we married and started our family at a young age. Surviving and persevering throughout the years of parenthood and quite frankly just growing up together. A lot of life happens in the course of 30 years. Our hike will be a celebration and a journey of self-discovery as we step into the next season of our life together..
Mile 0-266 is officially in the books. It has not been the easiest endeavor or the most joyous daily journey. However it has been grand in it’s
Lesson one on the trail you must always remain flexible and have fluidity. It is an essential skill set out here, learning to let go of what you
Why the PCT and NOT the AT? This question has been asked numerous times with the announcement of our upcoming plans to hike the Pacific Crest
Let me begin by introducing myself and explaining what I am leaving. Beginning March the 30th of 2023, I will be leaving my three adult daughters,
Training mindset change needed! Runner to hiker mentality. Runners mindset. Last year was spent filling my calendar from early spring to late