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An Overdue Homage to Smugness

An Overdue Homage to Smugness

Smugness! 823 miles down, and I feel it necessary to make clear some things that may not have been explicitely and accurately represented in my previous posts. For those who...

Jul 1, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Days 101-103 The Race to Harper’s Ferry

Days 101-103 The Race to Harper’s Ferry

Over the span of 9 days, 5 were 20+ mile days. I did not love it. We are incredibly proud of ourselves but dang my feet hurt. We are definitely...

Jun 30, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 93-100! The Virginia Cruise Part 2: The Shennies

Days 93-100! The Virginia Cruise Part 2: The Shennies

After saying our final goodbye to Charlotte, we walked back into the woods. We only had 4 miles to hike to our next family rendezvous - this time Bryces cousins,...

Jun 29, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

The one thing Glasgow is missing but sorely needs is a breakfast diner. All good southern trail towns should have a place that serves biscuits and buttery grits. Alas, Glasgow...

Jun 24, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

After a slow morning chatting with Zoe and Gramma we reluctantly left the comforts of home and headed back to the trail. It was already hella hot and humid when...

Jun 19, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

135 miles on the Appalachian Trail There have been trials and a lot of misdirection. Even though there are blazes all over the place I still sometimes get confused. The...

Jun 15, 2022 : Brit
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
The AT Breeds Greatness

The AT Breeds Greatness

“It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” from A League of Their Own,  Tom Hanks This resonates with...

Jun 10, 2022 : Michelle Petix