By the time we reached the Mountaineer Falls Shelter I was drenched in sweat. Sitting on the bench I left a puddle. I was beat and my spirits were low. As Paul went to find two trees for his hammock, I went in search of a flat place for our tent. Sandy had noticed the […]
Archives for August 2013
Following the Kissimmee River north from where it empties into Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Trail is atop a dike above a vast expanse of open prairie in ranchland.
I joined Sandy while she attended this year’s Trail Dames Summit in Maryville, TN. Walking in to register, I noticed there weren’t many other guys around. After all, this is a place where women can get together and talk about women and hiking. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I figured that many of […]
As most of you know, I met Sandy while preparing for an Appalachian Trail hike. Between our AT adventure and all the hiking for Florida Hikes, I never returned to what I was doing prior to all these miles on foot: I was spending once a week in my kayak, or learning how to paddle […]
Back on the trail the next morning we were really feeling that first day, our legs and knees were already talking to us. We took slow uphills and more breaks to catch our breath as we climbed farther away from Roan Mountain, Tennessee. After a break at a bench with a view near the Vango […]
Since we were going to be in the area after the Trail Dames Summit, we decided to add a few more miles to our Appalachian Trail hike. Our friend Paul, aka Bear Bag Hanger, offered to join us, so we made our plans. We’d leave his truck in Damascus, spend the night at Black Bear […]
With the Florida temperatures in the mid to upper nineties and rain nearly everyday, Primrose is safely parked inside. Summer in Florida just isn’t the best time to be traveling or camping in a thirty-two year old VW camper. Especially without an air-conditioner! Out last night of camping in Primrose for the season was in […]