virginia blues

McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

700 miles. I jumped the gun in assuming I'd be anywhere near the halfway point. Side quests, Trail Days and a strong desire to visit every trail town or rush...

Jun 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
I Don’t Love Thru Hiking (and that’s okay)

I Don’t Love Thru Hiking (and that’s okay)

Spoiler alert: This not the post where I realize, three weeks out from finishing my thru hike, that my days are numbered on the trail and that I'm going to...

Sep 27, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

Thanks to my unconventional flip-flop hike (Springer to Damascus VA, Katahdin back to Damascus), I'm not hitting the emotional milestones of the average thru hiker- I'll complete my hike at...

Jul 23, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus