Monthly Archives: August 2013

Where are we now?

Still August and we are now in Vermont!  The Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail are one for 105 miles.  Ponds and “mud” have been the themes so far.  Have been enjoying a zero day in Bennington where unexpectedly a … Continue reading

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Hiking with others

There is a different kind of energy we have been experiencing when we have been hiking with others.  We hiked with Little Bird and Peppy through the second half of the Shenandoah National Park until the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania.  … Continue reading

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A New York State of Mind

For those of you following the blog, you know that I am not a native New Yorker.  I moved to Brooklyn for graduated school in Aug. 1998-now fifteen years.  There are many songs about the state-I Happen To Like New … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up!

August 1 – 14 Whereas Virginia was “the state that never ends”, lately it has been hard to keep track of what state we’re in! We began the month of August in New Jersey. New Jersey thoughtful sent us through … Continue reading

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Waltzes With Bears

August 11 Back in the 1990s the movie “Dances with Wolves” came out and my dad, who loved to mess with titles, called it everything but its real name.  “Foxtrots with Wolves” was a favorite of mine.  He had messed … Continue reading

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Wind

Growing up on the windy plaines of South Dakota, it was an adjustment to experience wind blowing through the canyons of the big city. Now since we’ve been hiking through NJ, NY and now CT, we have been experiencing a … Continue reading

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Hiker Jargon: face plant

Words are such a strange thing on the trail, like these two words:  face plant.  We hadn’t heard the words before a few weeks ago, and immediately knew what it meant, falling on your face. There can be a lot … Continue reading

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