Sunday, August 10, 2008

NPR: Big Chill on the Appalachian Trail

Last weekend NPR had a 3 minute segment on the Half-Gallon Challenge at the halfway point on the A.T. To hear, follow this link and then click listen now.

I demolished a box of Hershey's Neopolitan at this spot in 2007 going head-to-head against Sunshine.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I'm not convinced that mice are the best pets to have running about in my kitchen. Luckily thru-hiker shelter tricks work at home too. An empty Doritos bag hung from the edge of a counter is all it takes. Tasty cheese crumbs at the bottom at bedtime, a fuzzy little mouse in the morning.

Friday, August 1, 2008


I only heard a handful of news headlines on the trail last year. There was a TV on in the laundromat in Kent, CT and I remember standing there in my rain gear watching the coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse.

Guess that was a year ago now.

We went to Minneapolis last weekend to visit family and I saw that very bridge without realizing it until someone told me afterwards.