Fontana to Hot Springs - This section taught me a lot about wet feet and ice cleats. #trektheat #at2019
SO EXCITED to announce that we will be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail! The Trail is 2,200 miles long and requires 6 -7 months to hike. We have officially quit our jobs and are selling Ryan's house 😱. We'll be taking only what we can carry in our packs. We've been dying to tell you and are so excited to share this adventure with you - stay tuned!! This adventure has been a dream of ours for years and we've put in the hard work to make it happen. This is the idea behind "The Next Ridge": we are determined to live intentionally, to decide what we truly want to do and then do whatever it takes to chase it down. The tinyhouse was a dream that we made a reality, and now we are making this thru-hike a reality by quitting our jobs, totally changing our lifestyle, further minimizing what we own, and diligently saving for our trip. (Any one dream is possible if you are willing to say no to many other things.) Onward to the next ridge!! What is "the next ridge" for you? What dream would you like to make a reality?
Prepping for the #appalachiantrail
has led to some really cool experiences in the process. Climbed a fire tower with @c_hr_istine
today on our 8 mile loop before the snow moves in!
"Trail No. 7396- Add that to the list..."
With every layer on, channeling my inner @wilderbound
with my bandanna-ed left knee, I amused myself pondering where in Oregon Nature would choose to consume me (Under a window maker in all those burn areas; maybe a boulder tumbling down from Thielsen? Frankly I was hoping to go out with a stabbing challenge on the cougar/panther/puma/mountain lion that was tracking us for 2 days.) Sugarcoating the crap out of this statement: nothing happens on the Piece of Cake Trail! The clouds don't just open up at the perfect time, reflecting a rainbow bridge to Wizard Island; youth camps don't cater to the dirty homeless nearly year-round; Trail Angels aren't gonna give you your first tattoo just cuz your crazy enough for one. It's just a dirt path that seems to lead nowhere, right?
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Been staying on solid ground during my walkabouts the last couple of months due to an injury....but I think it's time to start walking off road again. Today's hike was nice, easy trip around Sabino Canyon with a 10lb pack. Getting those legs ready for the AT!
Also...mountain lions are active in the lower canyon. But the only encounter I had today was with a roadrunner crossing the trail.
#ilovehiking #sabinocanyon #tucsonhiking #at2019 #appalachiantrail2019
We found at least one place in the U.S. with gorgeous weather for hiking! Training in Tucson Arizona for #at2019
with 90 days to go before we start in GA on the #appalachiantrail
I got 5th place in the #badgersponsorship
! Feeling so grateful and humbled to be considered amongst these amazing people. A massive shout out to all those who helped me by voting, sharing, and the overwhelming encouragement.
This is going to help me tremendously to make it those #8000miles
and I hope you all continue to follow along this sufferfest! ✌️
save the date February 2nd 2019
I’ve served on our town Planning Board for many years, and the last few as Chair. This week they gave me a going away gift as I prepare to leave the Board before my AT thru hike...one of the members knit me this beautiful shawl. I’m so excited to wear it proudly and have an heirloom to commemorate this chapter. It couldn’t have been more thoughtful.
Cloud 9, is that somewhere down there???
Where we at then?
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In case you didn't see my awkward Insta stories, I posted a new video to the Youtube! Link is in my bio. 😄
AT High Point parking lot into the park on AT then a loop on the Monument trail/SRT then back out on AT. 7.2 miles. Part 3. #nynjtc #trektheat #at2019
A screenshot of my countdown this morning 😁😁 #at2019
Only a few more things!!!!! 🙌🙌🙌 #at2019
AT High Point parking lot into the park on AT then a loop on the Monument trail/SRT then back out on AT. 7.2 miles. Part 2 #nynjtc #trektheat #at2019
AT High Point parking lot into the park on AT then a loop on the Monument trail/SRT then back out on AT. 7.2 miles. #nynjtc #trektheat #at2019