Jambo!Jambo! I am an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker who is braving the 2,193 miles with my six kids in tow. Starting in Georgia in the lovely month of April (now 2021), we are walking back to our home state of Maine. When I am not hiking, you can find me skiing, running and exploring the mountains of NH and Maine.
This time last year, I was in the final stages of planning for a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. My bags were packed, my reservations were made
As someone who lives near the mountains and the Appalachian Trail in Maine, let me tell you -- it is crazy up here. We don't have the thru-hikers
My husband isn't a hiker, so I am always telling him about the hiking community. I share with him how friendly hikers are and how much they care for
The coronavirus may have canceled my 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but I'm not going to let it kill my spirit. Here's how I am coping with not being on the trail.
Two days ago, I made the tough decision to cancel my northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Today, I finalized that decision by canceling my
I sure picked an interesting year to do a thru-hike. After years of dreaming and 12 months of planning, I stand ready to begin the Appalachian Trail
My plan from the beginning was to drive to Georgia. My husband was going to drive the RV, and we would follow him in another car. It was a lovely
It's four weeks until we hit the Appalachian Trail, and things are getting real. We are excited to go, but there are a few unexpected hurdles we need
Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my kids this spring will be an adventure. As I look ahead, I can't help but think back on some of the crazy adventures that brought us to this place. Here are some of my "I can't believe I did that" moments!
I have three months to get myself and my six kids in shape to hike the Appalachian Trail. Here's how we are getting ourselves ready for the physical demands of the trail.