Adventure Girl Trail Tales: Update #3

Today is the third Saturday in April. Back on the first Saturday in March, my niece hit the Appalachian Trail (AT) at the southern starting point, Springer Mountain. She is heading north on the AT, and Mount Katahdin, ME is her destination. My niece is a Northbounder, and this is an update on her journey.

When we last heard from Adventure Girl, she was located in Damascus, VA. Her Dad and Mom were spending a night with her, while she was still a day’s drive within reach. Since leaving Damascus, VA, Adventure Girl has hiked approximately 83 miles. Read more

Adventure Girl Trail Tales: Update #2

When we last left Adventure Girl, she was settling in Erwin, TN. Her plans were to enjoy a 0-mile hike day by watching a marathon of movies – VHS style. VHS stands for Video Home System. VHS predates DVD and Blu-Ray players. Ask your parents, if you don’t understand. Just remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. In fact, while keeping up with Adventure Girl’s travels, I had to ask “What does slack-pack mean?” In a minute, I’ll share that answer with you. Read more