Nadine Symons

I am a 54 year old trying to reconnect with myself. Quit my job and started thru hiking March 10th with my dog Yankee. I would rather try and fail then never try at all

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

I was on the trail for over 2 months, hiked 586 miles on the AT and many more going in and out of towns, walking to shelters/camps, water sources. I

Jul 6, 2017 : Nadine Symons
It’s not goodbye, but so long for now!

It’s not goodbye, but so long for now!

Update I am finally ready to write this post. On May 21st, I started hiking towards Bland in Virginia. It was raining, again and cool. I climbed

Jul 3, 2017 : Nadine Symons
Life Sucks On the Trail

Life Sucks On the Trail

Sucks to hike when you are sick! I left Hot Springs on a beautiful morning. Unfortunately just before leaving, I managed to sprain the same ankle

May 5, 2017 : Nadine Symons
End of the Smokies to Hot Springs

End of the Smokies to Hot Springs

Yankee's back yeah! Smokies finally finished I exited the Smokies at the end of a very long day. All I had left was 2.7 miles to the hostel. The

Apr 28, 2017 : Nadine Symons
How the Smokies chewed me up and spit me out!

How the Smokies chewed me up and spit me out!

Where I left off My last blog had me leaving for the Smokies. I had heard that there were incredible views. I had 7 days of food with me which made

Apr 19, 2017 : Nadine Symons
Smokies here I come!

Smokies here I come!

Where I left off Leaving Franklin, NC I left Franklin and got to the trail head pretty late since the hostel owner just could not get organized.

Apr 3, 2017 : Nadine Symons
First couple of weeks

First couple of weeks

First Few Days I arrived at Springer Mountain after a 7 hour ride. Parked at the parking lot which is 1 mile north of the summit then hiked back

Mar 29, 2017 : Nadine Symons
Note from Yankee

Note from Yankee

What the heck?!!!! Let me introduce myself. My name is Yankee and my mom is Nadine, now known as Maple Leaf. My mom has been acting funny lately.

Mar 29, 2017 : Nadine Symons
Why, when and where

Why, when and where

Introduction This is my first blog even though I have started thru hiking. This was written prior to my leaving. I simply could not get it

Mar 29, 2017 : Nadine Symons