We made 8.8 miles today! I am surprised we have kept up the pace so far. Today we saw a manatee which is rare and exciting. We also found a little spotted owl that we have never seen before.
My youngest ended up getting stung by an unknown insect on that back of both her legs while sitting in some grass. It started out as a local reaction and quickly spread out, from her thigh to her ankle. This happened close to the end of the day at which point we didn't proceed any further. She is currently
Made another 10 miles! Wow we were feeling it today. My shoulders did amazing compared to yesterday with my new sports bra. No complaints about chaffing. I took out Izzy's sleeping bag to see how she would do today with her pack and she did great! So she only carried her water and food which I doubled today. But I still have to figure out how to pack her pack so it fits her better. Gabe had some trouble with his straps today but he is a trooper and improvised with his jacket by laying the sleeves
I'm an artist (a painter) and my next series will be of hikers and hiking places in the Eastern United States, especially the Appalachian trail.
I'm joining hiking groups, planning day trips and getting some hiking gear. I'll hike, photograph and paint. I've been checking out other people's photos and looking for scenic places to go.
It's going to be a great year. I'm looking forward to hiking and meeting lots of interesting people. I'll be posting here in my journal
In 2013, I resolve to share the Wander Women blog entries while we move closer to the publication of WANDER WOMEN: Dream Meets Reality on the Appalachian Trail. Grab a hot drink and visit http://www.megwilsonauthor.com/blog .
Once there, scroll down to enjoy videos and photos of all ten lady thru-hikers whom I chronicled as they backpacked southbound during the 2012 season. Some Wander Women may already look familiar to you. Others you will get to know over the
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