Mum and I have been attempting to walk most mornings, but some days we are more motivated than others ☺️. Have seen almost as many dead wallabies as living. Sad to see so much roadkill on Tassie roads but they do make an interesting study. We took a trip up to Mum and Dad's sweet … Continue reading A Week at the Shack: Miena, Central Highlands & Launceston, NE Tasmania
Month: May 2016
Intermission: Return to Aus
After my wonderful week with the Wilsons, my dear friend Wes (of Smoky Mtn section fame) picked me up in Abingdon and drove me back to Tennessee for one last night in Knoxville with him and his lovely wife Marian before my flight back to Australia for treatment. One thing I have really missed on … Continue reading Intermission: Return to Aus
17 miles from the A.T. - because detours are fun (and sometimes necessary) I had such a fun week in Abingdon with the Wilsons (in spite of the fact that my travel insurance company are insisting I return to Aus for treatment). I would be halfway to having my stitches out post-surgery and a week … Continue reading Abingdon, VA
Day 45: Marion to Chatwood Shelter, VA – Southern Hospitality: Taking Trail Magic to a Whole New Level
Miles hiked since Springer Mtn: 538 | Miles left to Katahdin: 1651 So my intended 4 day trek out of Marion to my next resupply lasted all of about 7 miles. Due to the quick response of the gentlemen at the shelter and Doc Junco, I was in a hospital bed receiving treatment within 2 … Continue reading Day 45: Marion to Chatwood Shelter, VA – Southern Hospitality: Taking Trail Magic to a Whole New Level
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
It's still Saturday in the U.S. but it's Sunday in Australia, and my internet has been so patchy lately (and by patchy, I mean non-existent), that I thought I would seize this brief window of opportunity to wish my Mum a happy Mother's Day!!! I hope you're having a lovely day. If I have reception … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Days 40-44: Damascus to Marion, VA
Miles hiked since Springer Mtn: 531 | Miles left to Katahdin: 1658 After two zeroes in Damascus, I was dragging my feet a little when it came time to hike on. In the end, I strapped on the pack and headed out of town around 10:30, about 2.5 hours later than I would ordinarily hit … Continue reading Days 40-44: Damascus to Marion, VA
Days 37-39: Hampton, TN to Damascus, VA
Miles hiked since Springer Mtn: 469 | Miles left to Katahdin: 1720 The next day, Alex dropped me back at the trailhead and I hiked the Watauga Lake section (where the shelter is closed due to bear activity). I moved fast through the area, not pausing to camp, picnic or linger, as per the original … Continue reading Days 37-39: Hampton, TN to Damascus, VA
Days 35-36: Elk River to Hampton
Miles hiked since Springer Mtn: 421 | Miles left to Katahdin: 1768 I woke at Elk River to a tent soaking wet with condensation - the wettest tent I think I've had to deal with so far - but it wasn't raining, and the space is big enough to pack up all your other belongings … Continue reading Days 35-36: Elk River to Hampton