Here's what I thought about it--the good, the bad and the ugly.Read More
Every day you get to spend walking and dreaming and celebrating your badassery is a good day.
This training hike was a good two days in spite of the challenge.
Or maybe because of it.
This is a GREAT hike for training for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike because it is EXACTLY like a typical day on the trail would be....HARD.Read More
I'd planned a 10-miler, but then face planted in so many spider webs that I opted for more miles through a fun section of the Art Loeb Trail.
No more spider webs. Just some amazing fungi and miniature fairyland moments on moss-covered nursery trees.Read More
I'm training for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I'm fortunate to live in a place that makes training easy and fun.
Even in the rain, this loop is one of my favorite training hikes in my lead-up to my thru-hike.
Which I'm certain will leave me begging for an umbrella, a rain coat, a poncho and dry undies before all is said and done.Read More
I'm training for my upcoming Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I'm fortunate to live in a place that makes training easy, mostly fun, always beautiful.
Black Balsam Knob to Shining Rock is a ball buster. But it's also one of my favorite training hikes in my lead-up to my thru-hike.
Which I'm certain will be the mother of all ball-busters.Read More