Steve and Ivetta Severance

Hello! My name is Steve, I'm a 51 year old retired firefighter/paramedic. My wife Ivetta and I will finally be realizing our dream of thru-hiking the AT in 2017. We've been looking forward to this opportunity since we were married 32 years ago! Our trail names are Engine and Caboose...given to us on the AT years ago while hiking in a long line with our four children. In addition to hiking, we enjoy running, cycling, good food and craft beer. We'll be leaving Springer on March 8th and we can't wait to get the journey started. Hope to see you out there!

Posts

Virginia? Hell Yeah!

Virginia? Hell Yeah!

No Virginia Blues For These Two! Let me start by saying I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated this blog. Since the last blog so much has

May 31, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Ups and Downs

Ups and Downs

Holy cow, what a ride! After hiking for a month, Caboose and I had begun to feel like we had a solid understanding of what would get us through

Apr 11, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
The Second 2 Weeks

The Second 2 Weeks

Trying to find a rythmn Extreme weather and nagging injuries have plagued us over the last couple weeks, but we're determined to continue making

Mar 24, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
The first 2 weeks

The first 2 weeks

Tough lessons Caboose and I have met some amazing people and we're making lifelong friends. It's been amazing and we're super blessed to be able

Mar 10, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Three Days to Go- Our Team is Ready for Launch

Three Days to Go- Our Team is Ready for Launch

Living Our Dream In just 3 days we will be stepping through the arch on the approach trail...OMG, it's really going to happen! As a boy, I had

Feb 23, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Check Your Politics at the Trailhead

Check Your Politics at the Trailhead

  Okay, I get it...we are all a bit on edge¬† Ninety-nine percent of the country seems to be politically polarized. If you're reading this,

Jan 29, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Fear as a Motivator

Fear as a Motivator

As hard as I try to clearly define my personal why, my reasons for thru-hiking continue to be ill defined and somewhat vaporous. I listen to

Jan 23, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Thanksgiving lessons…

Thanksgiving lessons…

Ivetta and I just got home from a great Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. We drove over 8 hours to the Florida keys on Wednesday and

Nov 28, 2016 : Steve and Ivetta Severance