MorningLori

Hi, My name is Lorene and I am attempting a thru hike leaving in March 2016. I am a 50 year old wife to one, mother to two, and grandmother to three. I grew up in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine where I grew to love nature and the great outdoors. This hike is one of the few selfish things I have done in my 50 years on this earth and I intend to treasure each and every moment.

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Seeing the World Through Rose Colored Glasses

Seeing the World Through Rose Colored Glasses

I am listening to a book on Audible called "What Alice Forgot" by Liane Moriarty. It is fascinating so far, very well written and thought

Feb 3, 2016 : MorningLori
Trust Your Instincts

Trust Your Instincts

I have always been a very trusting person.  Looking for and expecting the best from everyone.  Of course I have been disappointed on occasion, but I

Jan 26, 2016 : MorningLori
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

My boss just came in and asked me if I was really leaving!!! They are posting a help wanted ad tomorrow and looking for a replacement! Oh my goodness

Jan 20, 2016 : MorningLori
AT Dreaming

AT Dreaming

After the initial shock wears off most people think I am crazy.  Why would a seemingly sane 50 year old woman even WANT to do this.  My sister said

Jan 12, 2016 : MorningLori
What People Think I Should Be Afraid Of  (Vs. What I Am Actually Afraid Of)

What People Think I Should Be Afraid Of (Vs. What I Am Actually Afraid Of)

When I tell people I am hiking the Appalachian Trail almost everyone has the same reaction.  “Alone?!?”  “You are bringing a gun, right?!?” “Aren’t

Jan 8, 2016 : MorningLori
Dog Gone

Dog Gone

One thing you learn in the planning of a thru hike is the inevitability of a change in those plans. Norman, my rescued boxer/pit mix was adopted

Jan 7, 2016 : MorningLori
No Regrets

No Regrets

As a middle aged woman I like things calm and quite, boring even.  I am a planner.  This hike is a huge leap from the safe, predictable life that I

Jan 6, 2016 : MorningLori
Hello from Maine

Hello from Maine

Just a little about me.... I grew up in a small fishing village on the coast of Maine and my family has a camp in northern Maine about a mile from

Jan 6, 2016 : MorningLori