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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.

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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Centennial Trail 2012–Practice through-hike

On August 20, 2012, Dragonfly and I started our first (just the two of us) through-hike. The 110-mile Centennial Trail through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Back in the 1990’s I had hike most of the trail as a … Continue reading

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Finishing the Fjallraven Classic Aug. 14, 2014

Three years ago, we finished the Fjallraven Classic–in the rain! We woke to a cloudy morning, ate our breakfast in the tent and dressed in rain gear.  Before leaving we talked with our neighbors about their tent,  turns out it … Continue reading

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The Day It Rained So Hard

Three years ago today, August 12, 2014, we were hiking in Sweden at the Fjallraven Classic.  An all expenses paid trip we had won!!!! The day started out cloudy and by mid-day was a constant hard driving rain.  Right before … Continue reading

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Book Review–7 Tips to make the most of the Camino de Santiago by Cheri Powell

I checked this book out of the library.  I started reading it to myself, then stopped and read it out loud to Dragonfly.  We have talked several times since coming back from hiking the AT, about hiking the “El Camino”, … Continue reading

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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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