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Spence here: Over the Labor Day weekend, I managed to wrangle (seriously, I had to wrangle it) an extra day off.  I have always wanted to check out Mt. 1,715 more words


Back in the Bunks

Bogota to Cartagena

“Have you just got here?”

Five words that not only served as an ice breaker, but welcomed me back into the backpacking community. 2,260 more words


52 Hikes in 52 Weeks: Hike 19, Grindstone Campground/ Grayson Highland Loop, Day 3

May 23, 2016

Wise Shelter to Old Orchard Shelter

Hikers:  Julie, Becky, Lyndy and Michelle

Michelle is our early riser and I was awoken the morning of day 3 to excited whispering.   1,848 more words


52 Hikes in 52 Weeks: Hike 18, Grindstone Campground/ Grayson Highland Loop, Day 2

Thomas Knob to Wise Shelter

May 22, 2016

Hikers:  Julie, Becky, Lyndy and Michelle

After a long, cold wet night of pounding waves of rain, morning finally arrived.   1,289 more words


A Miami Slice

Lifting off from Heathrow, Miami-bound

I’ve just watched a sunset on Miami beach, dined in the heart of one of the city’s hotspots, and spent the night with a bunch of cats – and all it cost me to get there was $5 on an airport bus. 2,264 more words


Endings and Beginnings

Well, my PCT trek is over.

It’s taken me almost a month to come to terms with that in some shape or form, to wade through all the feelings that stem from that little fact. 3,399 more words

Pacific Crest Trail

Hello Again!

Well, it’s been a while – more than four years infact. So long, I’m struggling to remember how to even get this online. But a fish still has to get out of Grimsby from time to time – and after a bit of a turbulent year, there was no time like the present to set off into the big wide world on my own once more. 2,456 more words