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  1. I may have scared myself a bit

    by , 11-21-2015 at 17:29 (Fat Fibromite Fakes Fitness For Freedom/Fun)
    Maybe I need to stop reading everyone else's blogs and posts and comments, because they make it seem as though this is a VERY EXPENSIVE endeavor and I'll never be able to afford to do it.

    I need to remind myself that I'm only planning on doing a small section. That I don't need top-of-the-line gear, especially if it turns out that I hate it (doubtful). I need to remind myself that I can MAKE a lot of the things I'll need -- I have a sewing machine, a ton of webbing and straps and clips ...
  2. Continued Training

    by , 11-18-2015 at 13:15 (Fat Fibromite Fakes Fitness For Freedom/Fun)
    We went to our favorite park, Red Mountain, yesterday. Let the dogs run in the enclosed dog park before the hike to let Gypsy work off her nervous "I'm riding in the car OMG!" energy and then went onto the trail. She's now wearing the backpack, although it's probably not going to make the trek on the AT: it's too small, old and starting to fall apart. But for a pack that's a good 10 years old, it's allowed to die. She's just getting used to the idea of wearing a pack over her harness and ...
  3. Step Two: Start training

    by , 11-15-2015 at 19:59 (Fat Fibromite Fakes Fitness For Freedom/Fun)
    Easier said than done. But as I'm posting to this journal, it's a journey of one step after the other. One step at a time.

    Training for someone like me -- overweight, chronic pain, occasional balance problems -- is a very slow and arduous process. Add to that, I also need to train the dogs. I guess this is where I express my gratitude that I am owned by a Gypsy. She pushes me, nay, FORCES me to get up, get going, GO. Joker will happily snooze away the day with me in bed. He's used ...
  4. Turner's Gap to Rocky Run Shelter

    Video of a very quick section hike in and around Turnerís Gap from Dahlgren Backpackers Campground to Rocky Run Shelter and up and back from the Washington Monument parking lot, about 8.1 miles. Overnight was at the Dahlgren Backpackers Campground. Very nice, with well water at the restroom that has heated showers and there is also a winter/frost free spigot just up the service road. We ate at the Old South Mountain Inn in Boonsboro. Excellent Sunday morning brunch! ...
  5. Mom and Me on the AT: Kalalau on the Napali Coast

    Did this hike a while back but never actually posted the link! This entry is more informative. Starting AT in March/April 2016
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