Beyond the AT

The Great Southeastern Loop: Foothills Section

The Great Southeastern Loop: Foothills Section

The Foothills Trail is one of the best trails I've ever hiked. This trail ranks high in comfort and quality. There is a nice bridge at nearly every water crossing,...

Aug 2, 2022 : Zach
Congratulations dinner

Congratulations dinner

7/21 Weird? It all seems a bit unreal, this plunge into reality.  Folks who've been hiking in other lands "get it." It's a bit weird. The folks hosting the gourmet...

Jul 21, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Great Southeastern Loop: Shining Rock Section

Great Southeastern Loop: Shining Rock Section

The Art Loeb Trail. Wow. What do I say. I feel like the Art Loeb Trail was built entirely as a challenge trail. It's not comfortable. It's got long dry...

Jul 20, 2022 : Zach
CT-2023?

CT-2023?

Drive back to Texas was brutal. It was hard keeping eyes open. Legs and feet felt like logs. What was that smell? Oh, me! Stopped in Lubbock, exhausted, for a night's...

Jul 18, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Watercolors on CT?

Watercolors on CT?

7/03/22: Recall reading about importance of art on Trail. Nature is a patient, primordial. Isabella Pardales took a pared-down version of her water colors and media on her trek.  Her...

Jul 3, 2022 : Naomi Brown
CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

CDT Days 23-51: Colorado

Chama to Pagosa Springs On the morning of 6/1/22 the owner of the hotel in Chama drove me and some other hikers up to the pass. We decided to backtrack...

Jul 2, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
Coriolis Effect

Coriolis Effect

7/01/22 Ok, I'm lost. Well, am somewhere. I remember something learned from school science light years ago: The Coriolis Effect. Water either drains clockwise or counter clock-wise. You can tell

Jul 1, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Angst?

Angst?

7/02/22 Angst? Really, most  understand. Met some 20-somethings schlepping the CT who had to "share".  Jeez, What are we:  unpaid shrinks? After a minute of  another's self-reflection, I wanted

Jul 1, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Slow and Steady to Stay in this Race

Slow and Steady to Stay in this Race

95 Days and 798.2 miles since Springer Mountain. Here I am in Glasgow, Virginia.  Again.  Still.  Whatever.  After my last entry I tested my bum knee with a little 11...

Jun 30, 2022 : Big Mike
Clothing

Clothing

6/18/22 What do ladies daily wear on Colorado Trail? Packing for CT,  careful consideration of clothing prevailed: I HAD to carry light!  Double or triple use for clothing even

Jun 18, 2022 : Naomi Brown