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About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives in Metro New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but will soon be a thru-hiker. Loves the outdoors and is looking forward to hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Happy Anniversary Dragonfly and Prairie Dog

Today, April 3, 2013 was the day we started hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Our family and friends (support team) drove us to the airport early in the morning.  We arrived in Atlanta, greeted by our wonderful friend Kathy and her brother … Continue reading

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RECAP–New Gear

I am recapping our great adventure of winning a free trip to hike in the 10th Annual Fjallraven Classic which took place August 8 to 15, 2014. Part of the winning package included free gear from Fjallraven.  We would each … Continue reading

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RECAP-*July 22, 2014*

It has almost been a year since we won the free trip to Sweden.  July 22, 2014 in the afternoon, Dragonfly received an email that said she had won the trip.  When she read the email, she screamed.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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So tired, tired of waiting for you….

As May turns into June, then June into July, I am anxious about when we will hear who won the contest to hike in the Fjällräven Classic.  The hike starts on August 8, 2014. To bide my time, I investigate … Continue reading

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I Feel Lucky

It is late April 2014, I am reading the May 2014 issue of Backpacker magazine.  The inside front cover has a two-page spread about the Fjällräven Classic–a 110 km hike in Sweden. I am intrigued.  Hiking in Sweden sounds like … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Hello everyone! I am working on the blog to make it more up-to-date.  Soon there will be posts about the hiking adventure in Sweden last summer and planned for hike on Long Island next month. Stay Tuned!!!!

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