HELP CONSERVE

By | May 11th, 2017|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

Slipper and I travel into Milton, Georgia to be a part of an Appalachian Trail Conservancy Event (an event to inform and invite Nature Lovers and Hiking Enthusiasts to be a contributing member of The Appalachian Trail Conservancy). Our plea is simple: HELP CONSERVE! The CEO of The Appalachian Trail Conservancy along with Author, Speaker [...]

WHENEVER WE CAN

By | February 12th, 2017|Hikes, Hiking|

It has now been 6 months since we have completed out 2016 thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail... we are still in the process of transitioning back into our careers... we desperately miss the trail with all of its wonder... and we are trying to rediscover some sort of hiking routine WHENEVER WE CAN. We are [...]

FROM TRAIL HIKERS TO TRAIL ANGELS

By | October 31st, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

Slipper and I had the opportunity to be touched and truthfully transformed by the care and compassion of a few Trail Angels along our 2016 NOBO thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail! Today, we make a transition FROM TRAIL HIKERS TO TRAIL ANGELS by picking up “England” (a Flip-Flop Hiker we met along the trail).watch movie [...]

DAHLONEGA, GA. TRAIL FEST

By | September 11th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

Slipper and I wake up... have a cup (okay... 2 cups) of coffee on the rear deck of our Farmhouse... and decide to drive up to the DAHLONEGA, GA. TRAIL FEST. Living less than an hour from the DAHLONEGA, GA. TRAIL FEST... we arrive early enough the beat the crowds of people 😊 What can [...]

WE NEED A TRAIL

By | September 8th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

We have invested six months and four days traveling thru life at 2.5 miles per hour and have recently stepped back into the hustle and bustle of what we took a sabbatical from. WE NEED A TRAIL! Its true… we begin each day hiking the “asphalt trails” (that are actually the roadways within the community [...]

THIS HELPS

By | August 29th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

Wow! It's hard to believe that we have been back home for a week now, with the opportunity to see family and friends. THIS HELPS! As we completed our 2016 thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail, Slipper and I both were overcome with a combination of sadness and gladness and have been consistently encouraging one another [...]

STICK WITH ME

By | August 28th, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

As soon as we landed in Atlanta, made our way through the airport crowds, walked to Baggage Claim and met my son, daughter-in-love, granddaughter and grandson… my daughter-in-love present us with an automobile window sticker that conveys the completion to our Class of 2016 Thru-Hike! I have proudly displayed the sticker on my 1997 Mountain [...]

HOME SWEET HOME

By | August 22nd, 2016|Backpacking, Camping, Hikes, Hiking|

OMG! Are we not walking... hiking... climbing... or fording any rivers today? Are we leaving the dirt... the rocks... the roots... and the boulders for concrete and asphalt? Tell me it isn't so! We board the plane in Bangor, Maine at 7:00 am and land in Atlanta, Georgia at 11:56 (after a 41 minute layover [...]