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9 Years

We celebrate 9 years of marriage today. And when I say celebrate, I mean it is like any other day because, well, we are on an island with no restaurants more »

Happy AT Anniversary and Adventure 2013

Today marks the one-year anniversary of finishing our thru hike of the AT!! This time last year, we summitted Springer Mountain with heavy–yet excited–hearts. As we settled back into reality, more »

West Virginia Motto – Mountaineers Are Always Free

These days, there is a “group” for everything. Like-minded people get together and do their thing. Trekkies. Stay-at-home Moms. Stamp Collectors. The list goes on. Deal’s goes to rec director more »

Hiking, then and now

We have been getting out and doing more and more hiking these days. Novel concept, you know, since we live ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. We are trying to re-hike the more »

Happy 1-Year Anniversary!

This time last year, we set off on our greatest adventure of our lives (so far). more »

Celebrating 75 Years of the AT …

The weekend of May 18-20 (yes, I realize that was 2 weeks ago), Deal & I traveled down to Damascus, VA for Trail Days, an annual celebration of long-distance hiking. more »

Twenty Twelve … here we come!

Since I know everyone is waiting with bated breath, I figured I couldn’t let 2011 slip away without telling our big news … Santa brought us a job for Christmas. more »

42 days, 17 states & 7,100 miles

On Oct. 24, we finished our hike on the Appalachian Trail after 141 days, 14 states and 2,181 miles and took a train to Danville to pick up supplies and more »

You Might Be A Thru-Hiker If …

– Your grocery list contains foods invented solely to make people obese and you choose the products that weigh the least, while packing the most calories – You have difficulty more »

Rainy Days

It’s a rainy day here in Chi-town. I appreciate being indoors so much more after doing the trail. When we were on the trail and it was raining, we would more »

Post-trail Life

We have been off the AT for more than a week and you would think now that I have easy access to cell service and computers, I would be blogging more »

Georgia off my mind

As we trekked through the last 70ish miles in Georgia, we got a little bit of everything. We planned a long time ago to slow down and take our time more »

We did it!!

2,181 miles 14 states 141 days June 6 to October 24 Dream come true! Thank you for all your support and prayers – couldn’t have done it without you all. more »

Springer Mountain, Here We Come!

We have reached our 14th and final state, Georgia! Theoretically, we have accomplished our goal: we hiked from Maine to Georgia. But, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is more »

Mile 2,018.4 – Recap of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Folks, we have walked 2,018.4 miles and have been out in the woods for 131 days so far. We have 162.6 miles and 10 days left. That all just seems more »

Mile 1909!!!!

Hello from Hot Springs, NC, at Mile 1909.2 on Day 125, where we took a nero (near-zero) to shower & resupply! We are staying at a super-cool hostel; an old more »

Happy 35th Birthday Deal!

Happy Birthday to my lovely husband!!!! I don’t have much service, but I had to send a shout-out!! My wish for him is that he gains weight because his belt more »

An Unexpected Zero!

Remember how I said it was unseasonably cold here and we were about to climb to higher elevations where it was even colder? Well, we conferenced and decided to take more »

Snow in TN, Mail Magic & Last Mail Drop

We are currently at a hostel in Elk Park, NC/Roan Mtn, TN at mile 1791.4 on day 118. And thank God we are in a hostel, because it is in more »

Mile 1716.6 – Day 114

Hello from Damascus, VA, a very hiker-friendly town we walk through. We are at mile 1716.6!!! We are merely 3.7 miles from the end of Virginia and the beginning of more »

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