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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Trail Update: Erwin to Damascus

Trail Update: Erwin to Damascus

To say the last few weeks have gone by fast would be an understatement, which isn't much of an excuse for why we’re 300 miles up the trail from where

May 31, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Accidental Zeros in Erwin, TN

Accidental Zeros in Erwin, TN

Day 25 Deep Gap, NC Miles: 12.8/ mm: 287.2 Mood: 1.5 smileysDay 26 Flint Mountain shelter Miles: 20/mm: 307.2 Mood: 2 smileysDay

May 6, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Trail Update: An Ode To Hot Springs

Trail Update: An Ode To Hot Springs

Day 21 Lemon Gap Miles: 18.7/mm: 260 Mood: 2.5 smileysDay 22 Hot Springs,NC Miles: 14.4/mm: 274.4 Mood: 2 smileys during hike, 5 once we

May 4, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Trail Update: Holy Smokes!

Trail Update: Holy Smokes!

Day 16- entered the Smokies Russell Field Shelter Miles: 13.9/mm: 179.8 Mood: 2 smileys Day of Eric's trail name, Rico suaveDay 17 Derick

May 3, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
The Rains Came…. and Stayed!

The Rains Came…. and Stayed!

Day 12 Cold Spring Shelter Miles: 15.8// mile marker: 125.6 Mood: one sad face (rained on and off)Day 13 Nantahala Outdoor Center Miles:

Apr 27, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
North Carolina On My Mind

North Carolina On My Mind

Top of Albert Mountain, 100 mile markA lot has happened since we last updated the blog. But first, miles recap.Day 6 Steelgap Miles: 7.4/

Apr 14, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Rain or Shine, We Hike.

Rain or Shine, We Hike.

As we sit at Top of Georgia hostel in Hiawassee on day 5, it's hard to know where to start this blog. There's so much yet so little to say. We woke

Apr 8, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Storm Before the Calm

Storm Before the Calm

This post was originally started almost two weeks ago, but then time moved at a life-altering pace and hasn't slowed down yet. We are almost

Apr 2, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

One thing you should know about Eric is that he hates shopping, as in despises it. One thing you should know about me: I also hate shopping. A

Feb 26, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
86 Days…

86 Days…

In 86 days, we will be standing at the base of Springer Mountain with 2180 miles of trail ahead of us. What started out as a far off “someday it’d

Jan 7, 2015 : Laurel and Eric