Hiking 2020: Carver’s Gap & Riverbend Park

What a year, eh? It's December 1st, 2020, and I feel like the new year is beginning NOW. It's literally right around the corner! Looking forward, I am feeling hope and renewed sense of adventure and desire to take control of the fitness level I wish to be at. My hiking group (formerly First Step... Continue Reading →

Putting Together Your Packing List For Your Section or Thru-Hike

Congratulations on making the decision (or at least making the decision to 'make a decision') to get out on the Appalachian Trail! I hope this post will reach those in the beginning stages of planning their first multi-day hike on the Appalachian Trail (or any similar trail). Although I am a section hiker, and a... Continue Reading →

I Just Feel Like Running

After the Army I went to physical therapy and asked if I could run now and she said no. But last year, my neighbor's pot belly pig started biting me on my calf and it really hurt so I had to run away - while she chased me. My pants started falling down too, and I was in flip flops waddle-running through a yard full of holes made by one or more moles (they're so cute I can't kill them), while something vicious grunted behind me. For some reason I broke into laughter while it was happening, but I was really scared. Those two teeth she had on the bottom were serious.

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