Unintentionally in my 50's, soon to be intentionally on the AT. I'll be a NOBO flip-flopper, departing from Harper's Ferry in April 2020. I'm a lapsed backpacker, having done the Grand Canyon, RMNP, and Saguaro National Desert - a decade ago. Looking forward to leaving the flatlands of mid-America behind and rediscovering the trail. I have a supportive hubby who has agreed to get by without my wit and charm for several months. I'd say get by without my cooking and cleaning as well - but let's be honest, I wasn't doing that anyway.
If you are like me, scouring all manner of blogs, boards, and groups, the one constant you'll see (besides bear bag vs. bear canister debate!) are
Slow and Steady Wins the Race Read any article or blog about starting out as a newbie thru-hiker, and almost unanimously the advice will be to slow
I am not your traditional “anxious” person. I don’t always sweat the small stuff, though I sometimes am prone toward micromanaging. But this blog is
I am a sucker for the ring of the doorbell, announcing the arrival of yet another precious package. Now I know how folks felt in the olden days, when
Anyone who knows me knows am I deathly afraid of snakes. Mortified. Terrified. Of course, snake lovers and conventional wisdom assure you: “They
Or more precisely, 53 and graying. Let’s start this adventure with an intro and a short, lighthearted post. I’m sure things are gonna get heavy