CuppaTea met us at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy HQ and off we went. CuppaTea is really sweet and I am so glad to have met her. We stopped in my home town of North Billerica, Massachusetts on the way to Maine, staying at the home of some dear friends.We stayed for two days and gotContinue reading “KATAHDIN”

Half-Ways, Flip-Flops, & Harpers Ferry

On Monday, August 8th, Stryder, Snips, and I stayed at the Jim & Molly Denton Shelter just outside Front Royal, Virginia. The shelter is easily one of the most premier shelters on the Appalachian Trail. Most shelters follow the typical Adirondack-style lean-to design, sleeping six to eight people, but the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club went aboveContinue reading “Half-Ways, Flip-Flops, & Harpers Ferry”

Rainstorms and Empty Wallets

As we hiked into Bland, the skies began to open up. We were in such an awful mood that by the time our packs and clothing and everything else were soaked, we had decided this was it. After being sick, hungry, and now soaked – it was time to call it quits. With that in mind, we started down the road into Bland, continuing to be pounded by a driving rain and terrible thunderstorms.

Passover, the Smokies, & Hot Springs

Passover in the Wilderness Thanks to the amazing Foundation, a trail friend I made while hiking through Big Cypress National Preserve on the Florida National Scenic Trail, there was matzah and grape juice waiting for me at Fontana Dam, North Carolina. So, on the third night of Passover, I hosted a “Hiker Seder.” What anContinue reading “Passover, the Smokies, & Hot Springs”