Tracy (Scrappy) Buro

My name is Tracy (aka Scrappy). I am a lifetime outdoor adventure seeker and a lover of all furred and feathered animals. I'm a legal professional by trade, a mom, and a yogi/yoga teacher by passion. I am most content when outdoors in nature, without cell reception. Indian food, iced coffee, sour beers, and whiskey campfire cocktails make me immensely happy.

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Long Trail: Accepting When A Thru-Hike Is Ended

Long Trail: Accepting When A Thru-Hike Is Ended

The time arrived to make a decision I didn't think I'd need to make. Do I push through this knee injury and stay on trail for as long as possible, or

Jul 31, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Long Trail: A Tale of Mount Mansfield

Long Trail: A Tale of Mount Mansfield

It’s five days into my southbound Long Trail thru-hike. My body is talking, the terrain is insane, and the views are astounding. I’ve never

Jul 27, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Long Trail, I Am Humbled

Long Trail, I Am Humbled

I started my long trail thru-hike a couple of days ago and things did not start out the way I had planned. For starters, I didn’t hit the trail until

Jul 21, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
My Long Trail Gear Review

My Long Trail Gear Review

My Long Trail thru-hike is just under two weeks away, yay! As I'm starting to pack in earnest, it feels like the perfect time to share my gear list

Jul 7, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
When the Trail Says: Slow Down

When the Trail Says: Slow Down

It’s no secret that the trail is my teacher. I learn countless truths about myself, life, and the human condition as I traverse her many miles of

Jul 4, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Solo Distance Hiking and Kids: Six Things I Learned

Solo Distance Hiking and Kids: Six Things I Learned

There is nothing quite like a good, long backpacking adventure. Everything from the physical exertion to the trail’s beauty is rewarding and

Jun 29, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Howdy, Long Trail! The Name’s Scrappy

Howdy, Long Trail! The Name’s Scrappy

Hey y'all! My name is Tracy and I am thru-hiking the Long Trail this summer. I'm a 34-year-old legal professional in the DC area, a mom, a yogi,

Jun 25, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Top 5 Training Hike Takeaways

Top 5 Training Hike Takeaways

I am thru-hiking the Long Trail this summer. It will mark my longest time on trail in both mileage and days. In preparing for this hike, I read about

Jun 24, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Suffer Better and a Long Trail Thru-Hike

Suffer Better and a Long Trail Thru-Hike

The woods have saved me many times over, and this time is no different. This last year has been the most turbulent, hopeful, crushing, heartbreaking,

Jun 22, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro