Laughing Loon

My name is Traci. I lead women's camping trips and adventure getaways as a registered Maine Recreational Guide, own an Airbnb yurt business, and manage several rental properties. I have taught and coached on the collegiate level. I even survived a stint of teaching driver's ed. My résumé is vast and varied, but that doesn't define me. I really just have a passion for loving and laughing with people and meeting challenges. I cherish my husband, Chuck, our adult children and my personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Never Gave Returning Home a Thought

Never Gave Returning Home a Thought

Totally Blindsided by "Post Trail" The first "30" days home has been a trip in itself.  August 26th is the day that I arrived home, home sweet

Nov 29, 2022 : Laughing Loon
The Glory goes to Him

The Glory goes to Him

The Appalachain Trail Why did this hike consume the past 12 months of my life?October of 2021,  I started visualizing hiking the AT.   Studying

Sep 18, 2022 : Laughing Loon
The Last 200

The Last 200

Family and Friends are on my mindI have 200 miles left and it feels just like a hop, skip, and a jump.  Though, as I have learned out here, a

Aug 28, 2022 : Laughing Loon
New Hampshire…So Much Already

New Hampshire…So Much Already

Crossing the NH Line and Early Morning Trail AngelsGood morning sunshine good bye VermontIt was a short, early morning hike to

Aug 7, 2022 : Laughing Loon
How to Answer the Question, Why?

How to Answer the Question, Why?

Great Questions Conversations about “Why?”As summer and school vacation is now in full swing I have come in contact with a few more day

Jul 18, 2022 : Laughing Loon
The Gateway to New England

The Gateway to New England

The A.T. Guide-David MillerThis 2022 edition, The A.T. Guide  which is the most popular guidebook on the Appalachian Trail is part of my gear.  

Jul 6, 2022 : Laughing Loon
Well Hello New Jersey

Well Hello New Jersey

 Poison oak?  Just keep hiking After battling with poison oak off the trail with two Urgent care visits and a course of prednisone.   I realized it

Jun 27, 2022 : Laughing Loon
Experiencing the Unexpected

Experiencing the Unexpected

Pennsylvania  I have read that it takes about two months, approximately 66 days, to form a habit. After ninety-0ne days and 1300 miles on

Jun 15, 2022 : Laughing Loon
In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

West VirginiaAs I left Harpers Ferry, I couldn’t help but be excited.  Psychologically, I was on a high because I knew the next state to tackle

Jun 4, 2022 : Laughing Loon
The Virginia Beast

The Virginia Beast

Virginia I now have a whole knew appreciation for Virginia. It is a State filled with amazing people, cool little towns, though  the trail seems to

May 29, 2022 : Laughing Loon