August Update

Our Triple Crown highpoint in Virginia was delightful, but also exacerbated the inevitable aches and pains from trekking up and down mountains in rainy, HOT, and humid weather. The timing seemed right to “zero” (rest) while enjoying our children, family, pups, cat and the leisures of the civilized world.

It’s all good, if a bit disconcerting to be uprooted from the “normalcy” of the trail. We’re enjoying everyday comforts more and feeling physical pain less.

In short, it’s great to be home…and yet recognize a yearning to return to the backcountry wilderness.

Current thinking has us finishing the last bit of VA in Aug/Sept, and our last “half” (940 miles or so) in 2020.

For now we’re looking forward to reconnecting and appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and comments along the way.

5 thoughts on “August Update

  1. I heard this the other day and thought of you guys after a long day on the trail:

    “Well we walk into a restaurant all strung out from the road,
    You feel the eyes upon you as you’re shakin off the cold.
    You pretend it doesn’t bother you but you just want to explode.
    Most times you can’t hear em talk, other times you can
    That same old cliche ‘is it a woman or a man ?’
    And you always seem outnumbered, you don’t dare make a stand.
    Here I am, on the road again, here I am upon the stage
    Here I go playing star again here I go turn the page.”

    OK maybe that’s a bit dramatic 😀. Love you guys XOXO to Chopper and Ryan.

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  2. I’m wondering if we can finish the trail with you two next year. 7th Grader and I (mudpie) enjoyed having you as tramly. When you return to VA, let us know, if we are available we will join you hiking the final stretches. Take care 🙏

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    1. What we’re hearing is a good-ole-fashioned, down-home TRAMILY REUNION! Heck yeah!! Just know that you have not recruited sitters for 7th Grader. Like at Charlie’s Bunion, you are responsible for watching your (own) children. Meru will text 7G with our VA dates…🙂

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