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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The Shenandoah National Park

We had heard some pretty magical things about the Shenandoah National Park before we entered, pretty magical things for a thru-hiker anyway. We heard that the terrain was mellow, the grade of the trail easy, that there were many roads to cross where one might encounter trail magic, that there were waysides nicely spaced where […]

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