I am a grandmother of 2 sweet little girls and one handsome baby boy. I have a son and daughter. They are both married to wonderful spouses and my husband has 2 sons (that I consider my own), one is married to an amazing woman and the other single. My husband and I no longer have children at home and we enjoy biking and camping in our 30 foot travel trailer--my husband's idea of roughing it. I love hiking/backpacking and when I'm not teaching Freshman Composition at a community college, I spend my summers backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. This summer I will be hiking the whole trail; doing a flip/flop starting at Harpers Ferry, WV.
We were evacuated from Shenandoah National Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12, due to Hurricane Florence. We were able to get a ride out to Elkton, VA,
I have finally summited Mt Katahdin! In 2015 I was unable to make it all the way to the top due to weather and just being in pain. I chose to not
I cannot help but laugh as I get a bit stuck coming through a tight spot in Mahoosuc Notch. It was fun, but also the most difficult hiking I’ve ever
My Liberty Lodging in Lincoln, NH This place has got to be one of my all time favorite places along the AT. I stayed there in 2012, 2015, and
We have begun to see some big mountains in Vermont. It has been challenging, and yet, so very much fun. We have been over some serious rock
We were able to do a 21-mile day in order to make it into Dalton, MA, so we can watch fireworks. They are going to shoot them off tonight at 10 p.m.
Chilli has been battling a sore throat for a few days so we have made the decision to zero here in Cornwall Bridge, CT. Unfortunately, we are paying
So, because we were so close to the city we decided to go do some urban hiking in New York City. We spent three days and two nights seeing some of
Rocksylvania is no joke! Chilli and I have made it through the rocks of Pennsylvania and are in Deleware Water Gap. We took a beating! I had
After having a wonderfully refreshing time with good friends in Boiling Springs, Pa., Chilli and I have been hiking with three other people - Sweet