June 11, 2017 Miles hike 17.5 I think some of our senses are heightened out here on the trail. For example my sense of smell. I smell terrible and so do all the other thru hikers so I don't really smell them or myself after a few days on the trail. But day hikers and … Continue reading Quarter Way
June 10, 2017 Miles hiked - 11.9 For the record this has been by far my favourite day on the trail! We started it out right with bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches made by our trail angels. As well as bananas... they had soooo many bananas! We were headed for Grayson Highlands today. This is … Continue reading BEST DAY!
June 7, 2017 Miles hiked - 5.6 We took our sweet time leaving Damascus and even stopped for a late lunch on our way out. We did find a perfect campsite for the night right along the river and just off the Creeper Trail. June 8, 2017 Miles hiked - 10.2 The hiking today was … Continue reading Murder on the AT
June 4, 2017 Miles hiked - 11.4 Today's hike was pretty easy. The terrain was definitely the flattest it's been so far making the miles seem to fly by for me. For Tiger on the other hand, the miles were not flying. Even though it wasn't physically too difficult the mental side was getting to … Continue reading Meet our new gang
June 1, 2017 Miles hiked - 8.5 With our new mindset we hit the trail! One mile in we came to Laurel Falls. So we of course stopped for a nice long break to enjoy the view! After some snacks we decided to walk hike a bit more. It may have been another mile of … Continue reading Beach Please!
May 29, 2017 Miles hiked - 11.1 This morning's fog has given me some of my favourite pictures on the trail so far. I think the fog also made my climbs seem easier because I couldn't see how much further up I needed to go. Apparently there were supposed to be a lot of false … Continue reading Thumbs Out
May 26, 2017 Miles hiked - 9.5 As excited as I was to get back on the trail I knew it would be difficult. All of my trail family members were ahead of me so I'd be starting solo once again. Luckily Tiger was just over 20 miles ahead. I have a lot of catching … Continue reading Slip & Slide
I had to get off the trail for about a week and a half to come home for Christine and Brian's wedding. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of their day and stand next to my best friend as she got married. It was definitely a shock going from the trail … Continue reading Home for a rest
May 12, 2017 Miles hiked - 13.4 The weather forecast for today said 100% chance of rain all day. So any part of the day that it didn't rain was a treat! In fact it didn't rain all morning! Our big climb of the day was Big Bald. It's basically what it sounds like, a … Continue reading Embrace the suck
May 9, 2017 Miles hiked - 11.0 The trail goes right through the town of Hot Springs. It's a very hiker friendly place with an awesome outfitter. The climb out of Hot Springs was super tough. I'm not sure I've ever sweat so much in my life. But the view as we went up made … Continue reading Shia Labeouf told me to