I passed into Vermont on my second day back on the trail. I typically don’t like stereotypes, and in all honesty, I do not remember Vermont being this way in 2016. MOST of Vermont has been mud, rather than trail this year! I’m not joking. There have been long stretches of mud and water puddles, … Continue reading VerMUD-It’s true!
The Doc said it would take about five days on antibiotics before I would start to feel better. After feeling so bad the first day after I left Maria’s, and going into the next town, I was worried. I got a ride to the trail from the motel by a shuttle driver who worked by … Continue reading On The Fifth Day, She Felt Slightly Human
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
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…🎶
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
I really think Pennsylvania gets a bad rap. It is known for its rocks… but there are other states with rocks, too! For the most part, Pennsylvania has been flat, with few climbs. It has only been the Northern part of the state where the rocks have taken over the terrain. When I left the … Continue reading Rocksylvania