Happy Valentines Day to Nature

I kinda missed Valentines Day completely, which is fine because everyone is always railing against it for being a hallmark holiday.  Whatever, whatever.  But I did want to take the time to write a post about one of the reasons we are hiking the PCT that Valentines Day has got me thinking about: love.  Love […]

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Foot Fetish

I went through a bit of a phase on trail… but seriously.  Our feet are our most important body parts on trail, if your feet go south you can’t go north.  Kyle and I apparently have amazing feet, no blisters, no lost toenails, no anything!  That’s not to say our feet didn’t take a beating […]

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Bum ba da dum!

Well, we have been back in North Carolina for two days now and I am finally ready to fill the rest of you all in on the end of our trip.  We left you hanging as we crossed the border into Maine. So many people had told us Maine was their favorite state.  We were […]

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Birds of Prey

In 1989 Henry S. Carson wrote an article on the Spruce Grouse for the Maine Nature Series. He states: “Spruce Grouse are very tame, and it is usually possible to walk with in 20 feet of one before it flushes or walks away.” Henry S. Carson would have you believe that the Spruce Grouse is […]

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1517.7

Here are some pictures of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts!  We are at mile 1517.7, only 667.8 more to go!  We are ready to get back up to speed after some time off and some lower mileage days with my mom and Arlene!  Vermont here we come! And here are some videos that have taken […]

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Half Gallon Challenge

In honor of reaching the half way point it is tradition for thru-hikers to attempt to eat a half-gallon of ice cream.  This is supposed to be an easy feat because of hiker hunger, the voracious appetite that hikers develop whilst on trail.  Both Kyle and I thought that this would be a brilliant symbolic […]

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Letting Our Hair Down

My hair worries me. Not my leg hair or my armpit hair, of which I will soon have copious amounts. The hair on my head. The massive amounts of curly hair on my head. My hair has one response to being outside, in a bun, in the weather and the rain. It stealthily starts forming […]

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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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How Things Are Shaping Up

Two months out from the hike we’ve decided we had better implement some sort of a exercise routine.  Attempts to exercise seem to go two different ways.  Way one involves a plan to exercise after Kyle gets off work, but then, when he gets home he’s pretty tired so instead we lounge in bed and […]

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