Tag: travel

Detour: Part I

We left Stratton Mountain after breakfast aiming 13.7 miles north to a highway where we would hitch into Manchester Center to resupply. Like our visits to DC and NYC, Stratton had been a planned stop from the beginning. With the last planned stop now… Continue Reading “Detour: Part I”

New York – The Trail Magic State

After grabbing a quick breakfast, BigFoot, Mantis, and I headed back towards the trail. We quickly got a hitch, and our driver even left us each with a bottle of lemon tea. Thanks, man. It was perfect on top of that steep climb from… Continue Reading “New York – The Trail Magic State”

Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, and Washington DC

We awoke a little later than usual at the shelter, but it was ok. It was a five mile walk into Waynesboro, VA with the rest of the day off. We made it to the highway and hitched a ride into a Ruby Tuesday… Continue Reading “Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry, and Washington DC”

Meet Virginia

After our Trail Days excursion, we dropped back 70 miles into Tennessee where we had left The AT. After 3 days off, it was time to get back to it. Over four days, we hiked the 70 mile stretch that brought us into Damascus.… Continue Reading “Meet Virginia”

Trail Days Getaway

Excited for our Trail Days adventure, we exited The Roan Highlands and walked a brisk 2.5 miles into the Roan Mountain / Elk Park gap. As planned, our friend Pat rolled in at 9:00 to pick us up for a day on Lake Norris.… Continue Reading “Trail Days Getaway”

Hot Springs, Erwin, and The Roan Highlands

With a beautiful view of the sunrise from the ridge, we said goodbye to magical Max Patch. Over the next two days, we hiked the final 20 miles into Hot Springs, NC. In the previous week, we had hiked over 100 miles without stopping… Continue Reading “Hot Springs, Erwin, and The Roan Highlands”

First Days of Life on The Appalachian Trail

I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!!! Wow, the first few days on The Appalachian Trail (AT) have been one heck of a ride. A beautiful challenge, a wondrous gift, an awe inspiring blessing. They say there’s a… Continue Reading “First Days of Life on The Appalachian Trail”

The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered

Wait… what are you doing?  In just a few short days, Sean and I will be heading to Georgia to attempt a thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of three long footpaths in The US. The Trail runs from… Continue Reading “The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered”

13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget

Ok, it’s not free… but you know that you can budget travel, right? Right? Psst…I spent less than $7,000 traveling through Central and South America for 5 months not working (and it so could’ve been cheaper). Seven grand may sound like a lot. But… Continue Reading “13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget”

Coming Home

It’s hard to believe I’ve been home for over a month. My final flight landed me home in Indianapolis, IN, where I was warmly greeted by my sisters, father, and boyfriend. It was pretty surreal seeing all the people I had greatly missed. Since… Continue Reading “Coming Home”

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