Ruth Morley

After living overseas 18 years, I continue to enjoy exploring the world, especially via my own two feet. The AT has been calling my name for several years now, and I'm finally accepting the challenge, with a custom-made flip-flop hike: SOBO from Harper's Ferry, July-October, 2017, and then NOBO out of Harper's Ferry, April-July, 2018. Even though I have hiked extensively in Europe, that was hut-to-hut, so this will be my first time to have my bedroom and kitchen on my back. I welcome the challenge! Please join me as I prepare for my "home-grown hike," as I sew my own tarp, backpack and quilt and dehydrate all my gluten- and dairy-free foods. Let the adventure begin!

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Hiker’s Hubby Suspicious of Heated Hanky Panky with Dehydrator

Hiker’s Hubby Suspicious of Heated Hanky Panky with Dehydrator

"I knew something was cooking down in the basement!"  Such was the explosive reaction of the hubby of an aspiring A.T. hiker, as his suspicions were

Jul 9, 2017 : Ruth Morley
My Apprenticeship Week on the AT

My Apprenticeship Week on the AT

"The best way of learning about anything is by doing."  -Richard Branson I presented myself as a novitiate to the Appalachian Trail last week and

May 4, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Stitching and Bitching: Building My Own Gear

Cut to my last big camping experience:  in January, on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Temperatures at night dipped into the high 20's.  Using a

Apr 3, 2017 : Ruth Morley
AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme:  How We Kinda Went Over the Top

AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme: How We Kinda Went Over the Top

  How it all started Okay, so the husband comes to me in September with a copy of Sierra Magazine in his hand and the suggestion

Feb 4, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

WELCOME TO MY FIRST POST! I'm excited that you're joining me as I start this big adventure.  Hiking the full length of the AT will certainly be a

Jan 27, 2017 : Ruth Morley