Dirty, Rotten, Good-For-Nothing Aqua Blazers

The Appalachian Trail is marked with one consistent method; a 2"x6" white paint stripe on the side of a tree and every 100 to 400 yards there is normally a "white blaze" to keep you on track. Blue blazes mark everything from side trails to water sources to shelters to shortcuts. Because they mark shortcuts … Continue reading Dirty, Rotten, Good-For-Nothing Aqua Blazers

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Daleville, VA: June 24th (724.0mi) to Waynesboro, VA: July 2nd (857.2mi)

Coming off The Ultimate Trail Magic that you just read about we expected our walk to Waynesboro, Virginia to be filled with thunderstorms every day, trails made from sharpened rocks and a deer every mile to make Hunter run off chasing them. I almost feel like it is bad luck to share this, but our … Continue reading Daleville, VA: June 24th (724.0mi) to Waynesboro, VA: July 2nd (857.2mi)

The Ultimate Trail Magic

So there we were, sitting outdoors at a local BBQ joint with our friend Turtle in the Daleville, VA shopping commons, while enjoying a terrific pitcher of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale waiting for our chicken and pork to be delivered after a good 100 mile stretch between towns. Lindsay and I walked across the parking … Continue reading The Ultimate Trail Magic

Pearisburg, VA: June 17th (630.3mi) to Daleville, VA: June 24th (724.0mi)

Looking back, our 100 mile stretch from Pearisburg, Virginia to Daleville, Virginia seemed to be memorable for two reasons: the incredible views and natural wonders we witnessed, and the damage done to our bodies to experience Mother Nature's beauty. Normally we don't write about a six day section, but the sights along the way were … Continue reading Pearisburg, VA: June 17th (630.3mi) to Daleville, VA: June 24th (724.0mi)

Hunter’s First 500 Miles

Our pup, Hunter, joined us after Lindsay healed up from her tailbone dislocation to finish off our 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike team; making us Hunter and The Fat Kids. Hunter is not your average pound dog and therefore not your average trail dog either. What they didn't tell us when we adopted him from the … Continue reading Hunter’s First 500 Miles