Laurel and Eric

Laurel and Eric here! Hailing from the Midwest via our current DC home, follow us on the adventure that is preparing for and embarking on a thru-hike as a married couple. Between us is one life-experienced hiker and one city-girl-turned-hiker who is still, despite reassurances, slightly concerned about not wearing deodorant for six months. Because it’s perfectly normal to leave jobs, family, and life behind to embark on our NOBO 2015 thru-hike. We hit the trail April 3.

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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

On September 12, under beautiful blue skies with abundant sunshine, Rico Suave and I climbed atop the sign at the summit of Mt. Katahdin,

Sep 19, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Journal Through the Whites

Journal Through the Whites

The Whites are no joke... I thought I'd depart from the mass-mileage update and do a day by day journal through the White Mountains.  Let me start

Aug 19, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Starting New England

Starting New England

Welcome to AT New England—at long last. We are pumped up and ready to push on toward the finish, much fewer miles ahead of us than the number behind

Aug 2, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Trail Update: New Jersey and New York

Trail Update: New Jersey and New York

As we crossed into New Jersey from Pennsylvania, I thought I'd try and see if I could write one blog for every state from there on out. Fast forward

Aug 2, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Singin’ The Blues: Surviving Pennsylvania

Singin’ The Blues: Surviving Pennsylvania

I was taught that if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. By following that rule, however, this would be a very short

Jul 9, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Halfway Point Gear Check-In

Halfway Point Gear Check-In

There is something unusually cruel about not being able to sleep in on a zero day, but since I'm awake and have exhausted all other distractions, I

Jun 28, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
The Best of Virginia

The Best of Virginia

In the planning stages of our thru hike, we always talked with excitement about reaching northern Virginia because we knew we'd have a lot to look

Jun 21, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
No Virginia Blues Here

No Virginia Blues Here

 It may come as no surprise to most people reading this that Virginia is long-- really long. 550 miles long. And while I'm sure there are a

Jun 9, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
An Unwelcome Dinner Guest

An Unwelcome Dinner Guest

Post by Eric aka Rico SuaveFirst off, I want to give props to Lookout and all of the thru hikers that find time to post (semi) regularly. This

Jun 9, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Damascus: The Second Friendliest Town on the AT

Damascus: The Second Friendliest Town on the AT

Update covering days 39-44.Day 39Woodchuck HostelZero DayDay 40- LOOKOUT'S BIRTHDAY!Stopped at mile 486, camped at Woodchuck's

May 31, 2015 : Laurel and Eric