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.  Then due to injuries they got off the trail for a few days.  They got back on trail, but then Peppy got sick.  They are now back in Ohio.

The day after that happened, we met up again with Cinderella.  She was hiking with Tumbleweed.  The two of them and Cinderella’s friend Red Blaze all began to hike with us. So we become a tribe of five and we all hiked together for a week and a half.  Cinderella got news from home and decides to leave the trail to help take care of a family emergency, her friend follows and Tumbleweed starts hiking with other hikers.

Then we meet up with Blockade Runner and High Tide, who we met back in Damascus, VA during Trail Days.  We hiked with them a couple days, then they get off the trail and we start hiking with Tune.  Tune hiked with us a couple of days until his father visits for a few days.

Along the way Miller, Peachtree, Chuckles and Little Spoon have shown up–a morning here, an evening there. 
We are all gong the distance and it helps to have fellow hikers/travelers along the way.

We will soon be meeting up with Pippi, who we met back in Virginia.  She will hike with us starting in Vermont, and plans on finishing with us in Maine.


About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives on Long Island, New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but is now a thru-hiker. Loves living the thru-hikers life. She has hiked nearly 3,000 miles. Her hikes include the Northville Placid Trail (2011, 2012), the Centennial Trail in South Dakota (2012), the Appalachian Trail (2013), the Fjallraven Classic (2014) and many other trails.
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7 Responses to Hiking with others

  1. Yvonne Wohlhueter says:

    sounds like a family reunion!!! over and over

  2. michele says:

    Sounds like a party all the way!!!

  3. Anna Keim (Searcher) says:

    Great blog you guys….I recognized a few of the views from Connecticut 🙂
    It was such a pleasure meeting you at Silver Hill Campsite and helped make my last week on the trail a good week….good luck with the rest of your journey….


    • dragonfly2013at says:

      Dear Anna, sorry for the delay in our promised contact. I think of you often and hope that your hike was a “success all the way to the end”. Take care and we will be in touch again. Blessings on your journey, Dragonfly

  4. KIlt says:

    Hi Dragonfly and Prairie dog. If you remember us, we met you near Front Royal over July 4 weekend (we were wearing home-made hiking kilts). Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet you in PA, where we live. We were at the ATC conference in Cullowhee while you were hiking thru PA. Hope you got a chance to visit the AT Museum at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
    Kilt and Lighten Up

    • dragonfly2013at says:

      Hi Kilt and Lighten Up! We had hoped to see you too but clearly your choice to attend the gathering was a great one! Hiking the Whites now. Hope you get a few more hikes in this season before the snow flies. Blessings on your journey, Dragonfly

  5. Brenda K. Linares says:

    We’re traveling to Abilene today to see Alfonso’s grandpa & didn’t bring a book, Kindle or magazine so I read some of your blog. I know it’s getting hard for you guys! You can do it! You can finish! What are the verses in James about perseverance producing character? Just think of all the character you guys will have!! I love looking at your pictures. They would make an amazing calendar. Ariana was 4 months yesterday! She’s transitioning into bigger clothes & really starting to play & laugh. Love you, prairie lassie! Be careful!

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