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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.

Tickets bought

Bought our tickets to Europe, to walk the El Camino.  We leave in 79 days!  Deciding when to go, how long it will take to walk over 500 miles, and when to return, has taken some time.  We still don’t … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail 4 year anniversary

Four years ago today we got up early to finish our trek of the AT. The final day of hiking turned out to be another day of climbing rocks as we went up Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The day was … Continue reading

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Centennial Trail

The trail markers are different in each part of the trail, designating which governmental agency has care taking responsibility. The designations are: South Dakota State Park, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Monument and National Park. Here is … Continue reading

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Pay attention to which way to go!

We woke up at Dalton Lake Campground. Got a great start to the day.  It was a strenuous hike up, we turned to the left and headed downhill.  We questioned it, but saw trail markers, so kept going. When we … Continue reading

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Day 3-how dry I am…

August 22, 2012 I woke up this morning feeling so much better than yesterday.  Dragonfly really saved me, and the trip.  After packing up and eating breakfast, we crossed Highway 34 and made our way towards the Fort Meade National … Continue reading

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Heat Stroke or How to Survive crossing the prairie during a drought (in 2012).

August 21, 2012 I got sick during the night!  I am sure it was because I didn’t drink enough the day before.  I tend to not drink enough and it has been my downfall on numerous occasions.  Once we broke … Continue reading

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