November 2015

Some of my favorite blog postings

I just thought I’d share a few of my absolute favorite blog posts of late. So much to think about when planning. I want to get it all right the first time! I don’t suppose that is possible, but I want that anyway!

http://mytrailco.com/blogs/updates/39246787-the-5-please-don-ts-of-lightweight-backpacking-for-beginners-mistakes-to-avoid

Lady on a Rock, aka Rockin’ never disappoints in her posts! She is someone I admire very much! This year, she fell on a hike, and made it out to not only hike again, but went back to the spot where she fell, and concurred her fears! She is amazing! But the following are two posts about issues that I found very helpful, to my personal plans. Check out her blog, if you haven’t!

http://ladyonarock.com/2015/10/26/hiking-with-plantar-fasciitis/

http://ladyonarock.com/2015/03/04/hiking-with-essential-oils/

Appalachian trials is another very good blog! I am always amazed at the great information shared there, for anyone who is searching! Maybe you’ll find some good information on this post, and maybe you’ll find some other posts there, to benefit you!

http://appalachiantrials.com/15-essential-thru-hiker-or-any-hiker-items-for-25-or-less/

Make plans, and God laughs

It’s been a while since my last post. I am that sorry for not keeping you all up to date. I’ve been struggling with a few things, not the least of which is definitely a change of my spring hiking plans.

I DID take a trip to the AT last month, and found it to be as wonderful as I’ve heard! It was beautifully loaded with lots of color and views!

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I did, also get to meet some thruhikers who were coming through the trail headed South. So exciting for me! However, I chose a partner, who wasn’t as ready for a 4 day hike as she had originally thought. We ended up cutting our trip short. But not before a few pictures to help me think about my future and the trail!

 

AT and me so happy

I’ll be back!!

AT sign

Well, as fate would have it, or as my title displays, upon my return from the trail, I got the news that my husband had lost his job. Unfortunately, my “sugar daddy” you might call him, won’t be able to help me fund this 6 month endeavor just yet. We’ll survive, and work on learning the lesson God is trying to teach us. I’m not giving up on the trail, but I know that what’s best for my family, is for me to continue working, and encourage my husband to find his new path.

The path of life does have it’s challenges, doesn’t it? I’m so thankful that I can remember I am not in charge, but I can follow the One who is! And He has placed this trail on my heart, so I won’t forget it! Meanwhile, I’ll continue to prepare, and condition myself, and maybe get to take some smaller trails as we await his plans and his timing!

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