Snakes on the Appalachian Trail

Snakes on the Appalachian Trail

Overall, Chica and I were surprised by the number of animals we saw during our 6-months on the Appalachian Trail. Maybe it’s because we hiked as a couple and were not very stealthy, but we just didn’t see that many, especially mammals. Four bears, two moose, a few...

5 Women-Specific Gear Hiking Choices

5 Women-Specific Gear Hiking Choices

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I loved being a woman thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. Yes, I was with my husband, and that was epic, but I didn’t let that take away from the pride I had for myself as a woman. When I was young, and I first heard of the...

A Walk for Sunshine – excerpt

A Walk for Sunshine – excerpt

If you are like me consuming hiking books is like eating after you have been on the trail for a month ... you read everything you can get your hands on. Today we provide you with an excerpt from A Walk for Sunshine, Jeff Alt's memoir of thru-hiking the Appalachian...

5 Brilliant Gear Solutions for Long-Distant Hikers

5 Brilliant Gear Solutions for Long-Distant Hikers

Gear, gear, gear. It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of gear stats when outfitting a long-distance hike. Weight, size, material, multi-use’ness, cost, it seems an unending process to choose what is best. Today’s list is 5 items that can be easily left out,...

Life Outside the Cubicle + GIVEAWAY!

Life Outside the Cubicle + GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE: This GIVEAWAY is now closed.  Winners are:  Stephanie and Melissa, you will be contacted by email for your signed copy of "Life Outside the Cubicle!" Did we really thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? It seems like all a dream now – a really, really good dream....

5 Reasons To Hike As A  Couple

5 Reasons To Hike As A Couple

Before we left on our AT journey, several people asked us if we were sure we sure we wanted to hike as a couple, to be together day and night, in the woods, with no regular showers ... for 6 months!??  Were we crazy? Not in the least. When Sunsets and I quit our...