Monday, June 23, 2008

4 Days in counting...
Till our 5th Year Hiking Reunion!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Sections

2008 part 2: In the planning stages.. possibly the 100 miles of wilderness in Maine
2008 part 1: Rt 94 NJ-- NY 17A = 15 Miles
2007-Rt 325 PA- Rt 447= Mileage 16.4
2006- New York CT Boarder- PA 41= Mileage 44.9
2005- Holly Springs - Duncannon PA = Mileage 51.5
2004 Mt Holly Springs-Waynesboro VA= Mileage 250.7

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Calculation of Miles:

2175.0 miles total
- 363.5 as of 2007
1811.5 Miles to Go

39 years left to go....

Average 47 miles a year..

Monday, July 3, 2006

Friends Along the way..

We met such wonderful people along the way. BP was a thru hiker on our CT leg of the Trail.

He also left us with these words.

"It was quite the joy to spend the afternoon with all of you"

Saturday, July 9, 2005

After 23 Miles..

The freedom and opportunity to have a chance to continue this adventure. It is amazing to see these girls become women to see them practice their gifts, love, change the world, one at a time. They change the old, the young, the poor and the elite. Yet in the midst of changing the world and loving others they know the importance of loving each other. At the end we are blessed by the sacred gift of each other that we desire to be faithful to this gift.

A Reason To Sing

We always found a reason to sing. Not many days passed without a praise song, a rap, Dar Williams, or anything else we could remember some of the words to. This picture does not only catch the singing but also our dance moves.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

July 29th--Black Rock Hut-- Calf Mountian Shelter (13 miles)

The last full day of hiking. It will be a long hike but rewarding. This trip has now become 95% mental and 5% physical as the days get more difficult. We sat and apologized for not being more encouraging to each other. That was a breakthrough after the misery of this days hike. The small hill that we expected turned into one gradual mountain that never descended. By midway we were ready to quit as we sat on a stonewall overlook and ate lunch. It's the last push and I never dreamed it would be harder.
We reached shelter with hopes of solitude but found two women and a dog. After a brief conversation as we rested we were amazed at how enlightening this women's life was. A 40 year old science teacher who traveled the world more than once. She taught in Japan, trekked n Nepal 3 times, lived in Africa and worked with the peace core. She found Trax her dog when she began hiking sections of the AT. She will take 4 summers to complete the entire trail. Summer's story was compelling and ignited the desire to explore the hope in this world. It was a enjoyable ending to our last night on the trail. Other peoples' stories enhance our trail journey and leave an impression on us, shaping our lives forever.