Section Hiking

Never Say Never:  My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

Never Say Never: My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

For those of you who follow my blog, you will remember that my body finally cried "Uncle!" after nearly 15 weeks of hard backpacking from Harpers Ferry, WV,  to Andover,...

Sep 8, 2019 : Ruth Morley
An Unexpected New Route to Katahdin

An Unexpected New Route to Katahdin

Ah, my friends, stuff happens. All the carefully laid out plans must sometimes change. That’s life and one must accept it and continue on in a new direction Quite simply,...

Aug 13, 2019 : Ruth Morley
The Extremes of My New Hampshire Experience

The Extremes of My New Hampshire Experience

I’m not sure how to explain all of what I’ve been through the past 16 days. It feels like so much longer, given the wild range of experiences and emotions...

Aug 6, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

I find that, for me, there are three different faces of the Appalachian Trail. The first is the trail itself, the time spent surrounded by nature. Because I spend most...

Jul 20, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Verging on Virginia Blues in Vermont

Verging on Virginia Blues in Vermont

When northbound thru-hikers have hiked  hundreds miles north from Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and are still in Virginia, some of them find that they have a case of the...

Jul 9, 2019 : Ruth Morley
OK AT, If You Dish It Out, I Can Take It!

OK AT, If You Dish It Out, I Can Take It!

So I say to myself, “Self, how can you possibly find enough material  for a blog after just four days of hiking since your last zero day?”  And I answer,...

Jun 17, 2019 : Ruth Morley
I’ve Got Friends in High Places

I’ve Got Friends in High Places

Wow, what a great week I’ve had!  And I’m so happy that you have chosen to follow me on my journey.  Thank you!  It certainly adds to my experience to...

Jun 13, 2019 : Ruth Morley
On to a New State!

On to a New State!

These past five days of hiking have been both rewarding and challenging.  In fact, that pretty much sums up the majority of the AT experience.  I fully realize that I,...

Jun 4, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

Doing a long-distance endeavor like this AT trek is a lesson in adaptability. Despite all the careful planning in the world and attention to detail, things can change in an...

May 29, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Back in the Groove of Things

Back in the Groove of Things

12 days into this year’s journey, and it’s already feeling so natural. There has been a reassuring familiarity of this being my second time on this stretch of the trail....

May 12, 2019 : Ruth Morley