fears

The Weight of my Fear

The Weight of my Fear

I‘ve heard that we carry our fear as weight. I don’t remember where I first saw or heard this, but most recently I read it on an Instagram post by...

Mar 23, 2017 : Rewind
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
There’s no need to redesign the wheel

There’s no need to redesign the wheel

It's that time already!!! Springer Mountain GA "Let the games begin" I can't believe people are filling their packs with all their new found lifelines and are headed into the...

Mar 5, 2016 : Bookie
What People Think I Should Be Afraid Of  (Vs. What I Am Actually Afraid Of)

What People Think I Should Be Afraid Of (Vs. What I Am Actually Afraid Of)

When I tell people I am hiking the Appalachian Trail almost everyone has the same reaction.  “Alone?!?”  “You are bringing a gun, right?!?” “Aren’t you afraid?!?”  All of this usually...

Jan 8, 2016 : MorningLori
Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night

I was recently camping alone on a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Besides the drone of a mosquito trapped inside my tent, which of...

Sep 20, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen