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New People, Better and Improved!

Let me tell you what a trail family means. Vanilla, my hiking partner and pretty much best friend for life now, hiked the Appalachian Trail last year. He had physical and mental goals that he focused on more so than … Continue reading

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Little Update

Just a little update: I am now in Hikertown. I am about 6 days behind schedule. I’m not worried. I am having an amazing time. My achilles hurts occasionally but nothing like before. People are awesome. I crave salty, spicy, … Continue reading

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This is Where I Belong

Ever since I got back on the trail two weeks ago, it feels like everything in the universe is aligning and nature is cooperating in order to show me that this is where I belong. I didn’t listen to the … Continue reading

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Bacon for Breakfast?!

I haven’t yet shared with you the awesome story of my friend, Jessica, trail angeling for us during my first week of hiking. It must have been only day four on the trail, my journey had just begun, and Jessica … Continue reading

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Grand Prize Winner!

This year, when I decided to thru-hike the PCT, I mostly borrowed gear or obtained hand-me-downs, and some of it didn’t fit me well, caused me pain, was too heavy, didn’t work as well as it should, etc. I knew … Continue reading

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Off the Trail – My Wilderness Home Awaits!

[Written a few days ago:] I’ve been off the trail for 4 days, and it’s been driving me insane, but it’s also been wonderful. Staying with my loving mama was the best thing ever. I’ve been fed soup and sandwiches … Continue reading

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Isn’t Life Grand?

I woke up in my car this morning with the gray, overcast sky visible above me through the open moonroof. I couldn’t get up and shower, brew some tea, fry some eggs, sit at the kitchen counter as usual. I … Continue reading

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