Chigger Hell and Shenandoah Dreamin’

Loonie and I made it out for an overnight trip to Goggins Mountain in Missouri recently.  Just a short 3+ miles up from Johnson Shutins State Park to the pretty glade I was at in May.  The heat wave we had been experiencing here in the Midwest finally broke so it seemed like a good … Continue reading Chigger Hell and Shenandoah Dreamin’

Off the AT and onto the OT…

First off, our plans were dashed once again by Mother Nature.  After arriving at Standing Bear Farm, completing the section from Allen Gap, we got ourselves cleaned up, resupplied and checked the forecast for the second leg of the trip - the three days in the national park.  There was a good chance of rain all three days … Continue reading Off the AT and onto the OT…