Mags on the Trail

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.

Posts

T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

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

Nov 5, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Anxiety About Anxiety: Building a Tramily

Anxiety About Anxiety: Building a Tramily

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

Oct 31, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
My Four Loves – UPS, USPS, FedEx, and Prime

My Four Loves – UPS, USPS, FedEx, and Prime

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

Oct 23, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Don’t  Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Don’t Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Anyone who knows me knows am I deathly afraid of snakes.  Mortified.  Terrified.  Of course, snake lovers and conventional wisdom assure you: “They

Oct 17, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
50 Shades of Graying

50 Shades of Graying

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

Oct 12, 2019 : Mags on the Trail