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Days 145-148 Connecticut, The Beautiful

Days 145-148 Connecticut, The Beautiful

As soon as we entered Connecticut the vibe of the trail completely changed. It was *manicured.* These CT-AMC trail maintainers are on point. All the signage matched. There were beautiful...

Aug 20, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
When the mountain gets you down…

When the mountain gets you down…

… you either let it handle you, or you handle it… Perhaps a delicate balance of both. I think I fall more into the former category, but allow me to...

Aug 19, 2022 : Janine
Colorado Trail: Hitching, Hope Pass, and Heartache

Colorado Trail: Hitching, Hope Pass, and Heartache

I used to feel awkward in this position; thumb out, hip cocked, chin up with a wide smile for passing drivers. Embarrassed and personally wounded by each rejection as cars...

Aug 19, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
I bow to NorCal

I bow to NorCal

NorCal: respect. The stretch from Seiad to Etna SOBO was rough for me.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have my “trail legs” yet?  Maybe it was because my foot...

Aug 17, 2022 : Janine
Days 138-145 New York, New York

Days 138-145 New York, New York

I have mixed feelings about our time in New York. It started out really hard for us. The rock scrambles kicked our butts. It was so hot and so dry....

Aug 17, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

The journey to PCT SOBO completion…

…and the journey wasn’t a straight line.  Allow me to share what the past 7 months have been like. In Dec of 2021, I “completed” the bulk of my PCT...

Aug 2, 2022 : Janine
Days 132-137 New Jersey, baby!

Days 132-137 New Jersey, baby!

After we took our border photos, we high tailed it across the bridge. I’m not usually afraid of bridges but I was scared on that one. Yikes ! It was...

Aug 1, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Guess who’s back?

Guess who’s back?

It’s me, Janine; Sofa Queen, if you’ve met me on the trail.  I’m back! Apparently I couldn’t stay away.  Last year, I set out to complete a SOBO thru-hike of...

Jul 31, 2022 : Janine
Days 127-132 Yuengslyvania: Part 3

Days 127-132 Yuengslyvania: Part 3

Our hitching luck did not hold for the return journey. Sadly, we had to walk the whole 1.9 miles from the hotel back to the trail. Maybe it was for...

Jul 31, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the Green Tunnel...

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller