Gummy Bear

The next day we hiked around the Three Sisters through crumbly volcanic rock to Elk Lake Resort to meet my mom. My Saint of a mother had come to Oregon to slack pack us. Now for those of you who don’t know, slack packing is when someone takes all of the things you carry on […]

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Trail Names

Both of the boys have finally accepted trail names. Thank gawd because I was really feeling silly introducing myself as Ponybear while they were still using their real names. So! Introducing: Mr. Krumz and Don Quixote!  Mr. Krumz:  For those of you who have read a lot of our past posts you might recognize this […]

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Tips for Future Thrus: Trail Names

Disclaimer:  I am sure plenty of people get randomly assigned trail names by people they don’t know in their first few days and it doesn’t bother them in the least.  This post is for people who are stressing balls over their trail name situation, like we were before and on trail…  It’s starting to be […]

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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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