As I was walking down the trail the day I left Salisbury, I saw a big group of teenagers. I was actually making a difficult descent, and I heard someone say, ‘Hiker coming through!” As I neared the group, one of the guys said, “Did you stay with my Great Grandmother, Maria McCabe?”I said, “Yes … Continue reading Cameron
It is with great sadness that I must let you know that Salty Dog is getting off the trail. It’s always sad to hear that someone on the team is down for the count. Salty took a very bad tumble down a mountain. He will be okay, but he has some very nasty and painful … Continue reading A Tribute to Salty Dog
I got the results of the tests I had done in the E.R. I tested Negative for Lyme, but Positive for Ehrlichia- a tick-borne Disease that is similar to Lyme, and also treated with antibiotics. Basically, when you get bitten by a tick infected with the bacteria, it transfers the bacteria into your bloodstream and … Continue reading Ehrlichia
This is a pitcher plant. It was hanging outside the grocery store in Salisbury. I had never seen nor heard of them before. I have decided to head back into the woods tomorrow (unless I wake up feeling terrible.) I think I am feeling a bit better today. I will just take it slow and … Continue reading Back Into The Woods
People here have been so nice to me. I’ve always heard that ‘Northerners’ are stand-offish, but that has not been my experience at all! The first night here, I stayed with Vanessa, because I knew I would get in later in the day. I knew Vanessa did laundry at her house. I had a very … Continue reading I ❤️ Salisbury, CT!
I left The Bates Motel at 7:00 a.m. The owner of the motel drove me to the trail head, and hardly said a word to me. Thankfully, it was not raining. I had only been on the trail for a few hours, when I came upon a sign that said ‘Trail Magic’. It was a … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming…🎶
The WiFi Hot Spot: This is not my hair in the shower: The rest of the shower: The broken toilet handle: Bathroom curtains: Lavatory: Cobwebs: Front Curtains: They gave me a double room. The other bed had a dip in it, so I switched to the other bed, which was comfortable. The TV has Fox … Continue reading The Bates Motel
I left the motel around 6:45 am. which had me on the trail at around 7:00. Lately, I’ve started hiking between 6-6:30, so this was a late start for me. The air was cooler and drier, and I was very grateful for that. I felt really good as I started hiking. Almost as soon as … Continue reading Entering ❤️ NY
I am off the the trail due to rain. 😕 Boy, did I need this Zero! The past few days have been very tough for me on all levels-physically, mentally and emotionally. This motel does not smell like stale cigarette smoke, (that is the one thing I can’t deal with!) I have to wait 5 … Continue reading I ❤️ New York, but it’s kicking my butt!
Almost as soon as I left Delaware Water Gap, I crossed a long bridge over the Delaware River and into New Jersey. The state line is apparently the river. I have crossed several of these long bridges over wide rivers and they are scary, with the 18 wheelers passing by, and the bridge rumbling underneath! … Continue reading New Jersey