Category: Backpacking

Luna’s First Backpacking Adventure

Luna’s First Backpacking Adventure

This adventure was taken three weeks post-trial drug completion. Luna hiked 11 miles over two days with us on August 12th & 13th! I thought that I had posted a blog about it, but apparently I forgot!  Here are some adorable photos from that wonderful […]

Perfecting Wilderness Sleeping…The Nemo Duo Tango Sleeping Bag

Perfecting Wilderness Sleeping…The Nemo Duo Tango Sleeping Bag

We wanted a double bag set-up for two reasons.  One, it decreases the combined carrying weight, making space for other essentials (or luxury items) and two, we are cuddle sleepers and found it next to impossible to achieve that comfort with our existing mummy bags.  It’s […]

It Was Bound To Happen Sooner or Later

It Was Bound To Happen Sooner or Later

We’ve had the “Cranberry Wilderness” trip on the calendar for a few weeks, and since it has been a whole 3 weeks since we’ve backpacked, we were very much looking forward to visiting the opposite side of the Monongahela National Forrest (a five-hour drive this […]

Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Jamie came up with this venue and we opened it up to others who might like to join us. Our good friend Don was up for the adventure, so the three of us set out after Jamie got off work, around 4:30 with the plan […]

Impromptu Maryland AT Section Hike – 41 Miles

Impromptu Maryland AT Section Hike – 41 Miles

Day #1:  9.5 miles, Day #2:  14 miles, Day #3:  17.5 miles The reason this hike was “impromptu” is because, for over a year, my friend Renee and I had been busy planning and preparing our 30th year class reunion.  This reunion was supposed to happen on […]

Backpacking @ Dolly Sods WVA, 13 Miles in the Picturesque Allegheny Mountains

The 17,371 acre Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest.  It is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System located in Grant, Randolph and Tucker Counties of West Virginia. The Dolly Sods Wilderness has much of the Red Creek drainage and has bog and […]

New to Backpacking and Camping. Gear 101, Trial and Error

The original plan was to arrive at Zaleski State Forest by 6:00 pm, hike about 6 miles to the first campsite, do our first overnight camp, then finish the last 15 miles Sunday morning. That idea was halted when we arrived a few hundred yards from […]

Alum Creek P1 & P2 (11) Mile Hike

It’s my weekend to work and yet I still wanted to get some mileage in and get Jamie out and moving again since he’s having so much trouble running with his cast and hiking seems to be a better fit.  Plus, we need to amp […]

AT Training Hike #1 Finding Our First White Blaze in Maine

We drove to Maine to run our marathon there and right by our bed and breakfast, was the AT!  We decided to go check it out and it was a muddy mess and you could barely see the trail.  I must admit that this is […]


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