Monthly Archives: May 2013

What An Amazing Surprise!

Okay, this one tops it all. My lesson for the day – maybe for the entire trip – is that there is a lot of goodness in this world and it is all around us and touches us when we’re … Continue reading

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Made It Halfway

Yesterday was a big day! I made it to the official halfway point and took the ‘half-gallon challenge’, the traditional way for thru- hikers to celebrate reaching the halfway point on the trail. I chose a half-gallon of chocolate – … Continue reading

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Onward to Pennsylvania

This morning I got an early start and hit the trail at 6:30. The weather forecast calls for 90 degree temperatures for the next several days so starting early will help beat the heat. By 9;45 I had crossed the … Continue reading

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Update on Whiskers and Rocket

Princess here…today I received a postcard in the mail (a treat in itself) and was so surprised to see it was from Whiskers and Rocket. I had forgotten that they said they write and send a lot of postcards along … Continue reading

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Harper’s Ferry to The Free State Hostel

Today I walked further than any day so far, 31.5 miles. I didn’t plan to walk so far but i started at 7:00 a.m. and the trail conditions and weather were so good that I just kept going until 6:00 … Continue reading

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This Place Looks Familiar!

I crossed from West Virginia into Maryland this morning. Around noon I popped out of the woods at Turners Gap on US Alt. 40 and saw this really cool retro Smokey the Bear sign announcing that the fire danger for … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Celebration

I got up early this morning and started hiking before 7:00 a.m. I was really excited about getting to Harper’s Ferry so I walked a brisk pace over the rocky trail. I arrived in Harper’s Ferry before 10:00 and went … Continue reading

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