My name is Ruth. I have strong opinions and deep ambitions that haven't all led me to success or satisfaction, and that's why I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail northbound from Springer Mountain, leaving February 26, 2018. I suffer from crippling procrastination and one of my goals is to actually fulfill a challenge to completion. I will carry that accomplishment in my heart to remind me I should never again say I'll do it tomorrow. Like thru-hikers and authors Paul Stutzman and Kathleen Owens Stephens, spirituality and religion are central to my purpose. Please share your thoughts, suggestions, encouragements, warnings, weather predictions and gear recommendations with me. It will be my feet on the ground but the virtual adventure will be all ours.
I woke up at 5:00 this morning with the thought in my head that maybe I don’t understand the magnitude of an AT thru-hike, that maybe I will get on
(No, the title of this post isn’t meant to be a partisan reference. However, it references a campaign slogan and this post is about voting and I am a
I went to the Lone Star Trail, is closed until damage from Hurricane Harvey is repaired, so I went to the next best place I could find, a park with
I am among those hopeful thru-hikers who have researched, surfed the net, watched YouTube videos, made best-friends-for-life at REI, and perhaps,
Last March, my sister sent me a link via Facebook to a book about the Appalachian Trail and the message “2020 yo it’s on.” The book was Appalachian