Blue Blazing, June 29-July 5

Blue Blazing, June 29-July 5

Tuesday, June 29, 1999 Our group went to the Front Royal Canoe Company to try a little aqua blazing to give ourselves a little rest, a vacation from hiking, and hopefully some excitement. For the next three- and one-half days we will be paddling down the Shenandoah...
Llama’s Birthday, June 22-28

Llama’s Birthday, June 22-28

Tuesday, June 22, 1999 The land is showing off its beauty to me as I pass through its heart.  There are over 2,500 varieties of vegetation with 1,500 of them being floral. There are 40 wildflowers that can only be found here in the whole world, found on the...

Fish June 15-21

June 15 I slept on a picnic table last night in a small wooden pavilion in order to get out of the thunderstorm. I thought it would be a good idea and was proud of myself.  And then the flies and mosquitos found dinner and wouldn’t leave me alone the entire...

Catawba, VA June 8-14

Tuesday, June 8, 1999 Last night as I neared mile 11 I rolled my ankle pretty badly, so I hobbled into the shelter, quickly taking off my boot and rubbing the pain out.  Nobody else was there other than Hooter, a small man named after a hat he wears with the name...

Appalachian Trail May 31-June 7

Monday, May 31, 1999 This morning I woke up with a deep soul hunger for coffee. I had heard from other hikers that up at the Holy Family Church that runs the hostel they brewed it fresh every morning so I got out of my bunk, slipped on my flip flops, and quietly made...

Appalachian Trail May 25-30

Tuesday, May 25, 1999 Yesterday wasn’t a huge hike for me, hiked 4 miles to Atkins and was there by 8:30 a.m.  I had several errands to fulfill and I completed them by noon.  I should have gone back to the trail but I got sucked into the Village...