Backpacking

Southbound into Oregon

Southbound into Oregon

So many NOBOs told me, “you’ll love Oregon. It’s flat, and you’ll easily be able to get 30-35 mile days.”   Hmmm… I believed them.  I was thinking, “Score! I’ll...

Sep 7, 2021 : Janine
Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Doing what I love, while doing what I love

Hikers need yoga. That’s a given.  And maybe it’s not everyday that someone who teaches yoga for a living hikes the PCT and gets to offer her services to hikers...

Aug 26, 2021 : Janine
Music Recommendations?

Music Recommendations?

Sometimes when I’m on trail, music is nice to have playing.  I made a playlist on Spotify before leaving for the trail, but I would love some input and to...

Aug 18, 2021 : Janine
A Life of Extremes

A Life of Extremes

In the span of a couple days (and about 100 trail miles), it went from thunderstorms, rain and cold, to extreme heat, smoke and fire. Talk about opposite ends of...

Aug 14, 2021 : Janine
Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Virginia…Blues… It’s well known on trail that the Virginia Blues are a thing for AT thru-hikers. The AT in Virginia covers over 550 miles, that’s more than any other state...

Aug 9, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

How I got my Trail Name….Sofa Queen

  “And when you’re in a Slump you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done“ There were a couple things I knew I needed to have...

Aug 3, 2021 : Janine
The Final Farewell

The Final Farewell

The week leading up to my departure was bittersweet. I said many good-byes.  Yet, what was so interesting about each one, deep down (while difficult in different ways), they felt

Jul 18, 2021 : Janine
Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

Health is wealth; to be healthy is to be wealthy. Never take for granted the body you have. Stress can impair you.

Jun 30, 2021 : Janine
Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Tramily=Trail+Family

Tramily=Trail+Family

Early Days We are relatively late starters in the season, which means we are kinda hustling to get up to Mama K before October 15th. Plus side to late-season means...

May 30, 2021 : Annemarie Athey