After living overseas 18 years, I continue to enjoy exploring the world, especially via my own two feet. Doing the 1500 mile GR5 trail from the North Sea to the Mediterranean made me fall in love with long distance backpacking. Since returning to the US, I have completed the Appalachian Trail in 4 long sections over 4 summers, thru-hiked the Colorado Trail, done my first third of a three-part section hike of the Florida National Scenic trail and covered half of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail. I do all of this completely plant powered, dehydrating all my own food, free of animal products and no added salt, oil or sugars. I love the health benefits, as well as how great it makes me feel! Please join me as I tackle new trails and enter into my 8th decade of life.
So after eight days of walking along and above long stripes of blue on the Florida Trail, the thrill is waning. I’m not really complaining, but I’m
OK, goodbye to sloshing through mystical cypress strands with bromeliads claiming home on all the tree trunks. No more shoe-sucking muck (for now, I
What an experience the Florida Trail is! If a backpacker begins at the southern terminus and heads north (NOBO), they are beginning at what is
With the AT completed in ‘21 and its accompanying injuries behind me, it has been time to move on to new horizons. One has been practically
At last. Time to get my final, triumphant fix of the AT and, as a friend later said, "put a lid on it." As you might recall, I am primarily a solo
I've been given the opportunity to experience Maine as a Katahdin bound but injured backpacker in 2019, turned support crew for a friend I had made
Two years ago, injuries and pain sent me home not so very far from a triumphant finish atop Katahdin, after three summers dedicated to the AT.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.￼ (Tony Robins)￼ The past week on the trail has demonstrated the need for
At last. AT LAST. After leaving the AT nearly 2 years ago with injuries and dashed hopes for ever finishing my section hiking of the full distance, I
Two years ago, injuries and pain sent me home not so very far from a triumphant finish atop Katahdin, after three summers dedicated to the AT. But