Guest Post: Nelson’s insights to the Wonderland Trail and Beyond

By Nelson Alexander 6 and a half days, 93 miles, 22,000 feet of elevation gain: let’s just say the numbers were against us. We were 3 siblings and 1 Beyoncé (Lindsey’s word for Kyle, because she can’t say fiancée), attempting to circumambulate the tallest mountain in Washington state. Actually, I was mostly worried for myself.  Lindsey and […]

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Guest Post: Mama Falkenburg

  By Cheryl Falkenburg When Arlene and I were planning our hike with Lindsey and Kyle on the Appalachian Trail, we might have envisioned leisurely “Walk in the Woods” type days through bucolic meadows, pausing on top of peaceful mountains to enjoy the sweeping vistas of green rolling hills; and ending our thirteen mile day […]

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Guest Post: Arachnophobia

Kyle: Beards exude wilderness confidence and the ultimate mountain man persona, a man scared of nothing. I am convinced though that behind every great beard hides an even greater fear. Now, not to toot my own horn, but I have a great mountain man beard. My beard has to be great because it hides my […]

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Guest Post: Dirty Laundry

Ingredients: One long sleeve shirt, one pair of shorts, one pair of socks, one pair of underwear, one camp shirt, one pair of camp underwear, one down vest.  Now for the seasoning.  Sprinkle in sweat, rain, mud, blood, sun, dirt, sweat, wind, smashed bugs, food particulate, and a pinch more sweat for good measure.  Mix […]

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Guest Post: Rise and Shine

After hiking with Lindsey for the past 600 miles I have learned many things about her. The most important thing I’ve learned is that Lindsey loves waking people up. She has perfected the art of the “Rise and Shine”. She has three techniques that she has mastered: The Lindseyquake, The Rooster, and The Ear Plug. […]

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Guest Post: The Appalachian Highway

Kyle: What feels like ages ago at mile 60 when Lindsey and I made our first town stop in Hiawassee, GA, I made my first phone call to the rentals since I had last seen them as they drove away from Springer Mountain. The first thing my dad asks when I get him on the […]

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Guest Post: The Croc Affair

Kyle: So I have a confession to make.  Since leaving for the trail I have started an affair. A shameful and morally inexcusable affair – I cheated on my slippers. Seven years ago my aunt and uncle (shout out to Amy and Jon) gave me a pair of slippers for my birthday. These slippers have […]

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Mo Money Mo Problems

When we started seriously planning this adventure we knew that money was going to be the biggest issue.  Our jobs in Arizona, although wonderful, weren’t exactly making us rich so we moved up to Olympia at the end of November to start working our butts off.  This is how we’ve spent our winter: Lindsey’s Job […]

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Inside Our Minds

Inside Lindsey’s Mind: Somewhere in my mind I have this memory of an older man… who was he? It drives me crazy, a parent’s co-worker, a patron at the restaurant, a professor? Whoever he was, I remember him telling me he had just dropped his daughter and her boyfriend off in Georgia, at the start […]

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