Deep Woods and I finished the AT section hike a day early, adding a few miles to each of the last three days to beat a storm system moving in. Additionally, Deep Woods got a text that a close friend had just passed away so he needed to get back home ASAP. To make things … Continue reading Spring 2018 AT Section Hike: Days 1-3
A brief update on what's been going on and what we have coming up. No more news as of yet from SLU with respect to the results of the evaluation for DBS. I have an appointment with them next month and I imagine that they'll tell me that physically I'm a candidate but mentally I'm … Continue reading Countin’ The Days…
Regardless of all the "To Be Determined" stuff from my last post, I figured that one way or another I'll still be backpacking. I'm always keeping an eye out for, and mulling over ways to shed ounces off what I'm ultimately having to move up the trail. Naturally, if you're carrying around extra POUNDS of … Continue reading One Filter to Rule Them All?
MRI and consultation with the neurosurgeon at Saint Louis University Hospital to determine if I'm a candidate for DBS have been bumped out to January. For now I'm just doing some research and compiling questions prior to the consultation. As I mentioned in the last post, I have a lot of reservations about moving forward with … Continue reading SERENITY NOW!!!
While waiting for an opportunity to hit the trail again, I’ve been busy redoing things here. A new theme and simplified design. The favorites page, or “Fragrant Droppings”, as well as the accompanying albums have been updated. Don't expect professional quality photos. It's merely our way of keeping track of some interesting places we've been and … Continue reading A Fresh Face…With Some New Bags
Made it through the pics from the Shenandoah AT section hike a couple of weeks ago and put an album of those up. You can find that here. In the process I discovered that the time was off on Loonie's T5i. By approx 13 hrs! That made going through them a challenge when trying to … Continue reading Shenandoah Album is up!
We started our zero day at Big Meadows off with breakfast at the lodge and then headed over to the campground to do laundry. That accomplished, we hiked up to the summit of Blackrock and then spent the rest of the afternoon stuffing everything we could do without for the rest of the hike into … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 5 – 9
Loonie and I just wrapped up the AT southbound section hike in SNP (Shenandoah National Park) and it was great! This hike was unique in that we would spend alternating nights on the trail and in lodge rooms or cabins. SNP is one of the few places on the trail you can do this. Its … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park AT Section Hike: Days 1 – 4
So, I got the pics together for the latest trip. I put together one album for the Taum Sauk section hike on the Ozark Trail and another for the time we spent off the trail at Alley Spring, Rocky Falls and Klepzig Mill. Still working on identifying some flowers but it's gettin' there. Here's a … Continue reading Ozarks Trip and Shenandoah Countdown!
Quick update and I'll fill the details in later. Loonie and I wrapped up the 18 mi hike of the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail recently (Highway 21 trail head...6 miles from Taum Sauk State Park...to the Highway N trail head...at the scour). It was INSANELY hot, reaching into the 90's on the … Continue reading Ozark Trail – Taum Sauk Section Hike