Tag Archives: on the trail

St. Jean Pied de port to Roncavalles –very hard day! Day 1

We left the owlbeargay at 8:15 and started up the mountain. It was a long hard climb over the mountain. Beautiful day, but very, very windy. We stopped at Orrison for a bite to eat and fill up with water. … 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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“That’s an easy section, it’s all down hill”

Yesterday, Dragonfly and I hiked our first slack pack hike.  Slack packing is where you hike with as light of a pack as you can-usually with just water, food, and rain gear.  We were carrying about 15 pounds each, which … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We started our journey through this section of the AT three days before our permit was to expire.  The park requires all thru-hikers to have permits, which we got before we left. On the first day out of Fontana Dam … Continue reading

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North Carolina

Last Saturday we crossed the border from Georgia into North Carolina. One state done, 13 more to go. So far, I’m not so impressed with the shelters in area, they are smaller and less clean.  The privy’s are also smaller … Continue reading

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Doing laundry

It is four o’clock Thursday afternoon, I’m sitting in the Holiday Inn Express laundry room waiting our turn…we have holed up here in Hiawasee, Georgia as a big storm is headed this way–high winds, hail and pouring rain and tornadoes. … Continue reading

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