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 →
But maybe you aren't overly concerned about your chances of involuntarily crapping yourself for a few days and just want to know how does one take long hikes in the woods and not have to carry gallons of fresh water? This I can help you with!
As an expert "work in progress" when it comes to managing fears and self doubts about my hiking capabilities, I have learned I am not alone. I have also been learning that there is much to learn by listening to others talk about their fears and self doubts. It is not a 'misery loves company'... Continue Reading →
Well.... The thought that stands out the most in my head regarding planning to hike in the rain is Don't over-think it! On the other hand, I am sooooo glad I was prepared. What I learned The weather in NC cannot be depended on. Every day the forecast changed, and then once I got on... Continue Reading →
On March 10, 2017, myself and two other "over 45" women began our section hike through Georgia. We had big plans. Mighty big plans! In fact our plans were so big, if they were edible, we could say our eyes were bigger than our stomach
You've made the decision, and set the date! Or maybe you are still in the hypothetical imaginary 'oh crap, I might do this' phase -- which by the way, means you have committed subconsciously and now your conscience mind is catching up. Your heart is beating faster, and there's a funny feeling in your stomach. Also... you feel really happy. Sound right?