Homegrown: 27 year old male. Born and raised in West Palm Beach Florida until moving to Savannah Tennessee for high school. Studied Wildlife Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Biology at University of Tennessee at Martin. I then attended Colorado State University and majored in Forestry and Horticulture. I'm interested in anything that has to do with plants or being in nature but with a special love for mountaineering and flowers. Bailey: 4 1/2 year old Black Lab Loves long walks in the woods. Chipmunks and fish are some of her favorite animals. An affinity for water and sticks keeps her busy along the trail. Smokey Bear : Born 1987 in Captitan,NM Fern and Flower Lover. Student of life. Master Diver and Eco-Tourism Degree fuel my travel addiction. Finds friends in the midst of crowds. New appreciation for everything since becoming a Thru-Hiker.
October 24 Lafayette Shelter Fog itself is a mystery. Forming from nothing and taking over everything. Steps to the privy wash in and out of
Karma on the Trail "What are we doing up here?" Some days thoughts bubble up over and over as an automatic motion takes us north. Today was
Thru-Hike turns to Expedition October 23 near rt 23 The wind knuckled through our jackets from another passing car. I turned to Home Grown