Just a reminder that the girls and I are hiking the John Muir Trail next summer. We have a blog dedicated to that adventure -- GIRLS ON THE WAY -- JMT 2014 -- please visit that site for more details.
The girls and I didn't hike a mountain last Friday. We had to stick around our home while some (excellent) tree service folks removed massive and heavily leaning pines from around our house. I now sleep much better knowing we're not all going to be smushed in the night.
Instead of a mountain, the girls and I walked seven miles to Dunkin Donuts and back. It was fun...we hadn't walked to Dunkin Donuts before, and it was interesting to discover how fast we now are on hilly and smooth pavement as opposed to steep rocks, ice, and roots. We did the three and a half miles from our house to DD in just over an hour, and the pace felt casual.
Funny, I've gotten three advertising requests in the past week...this is right after I announced that this site is returning to its "hiking blog" roots. Our hikes will continue to be recorded, and I will also, from time to time, record my thoughts on hiking in general, and on how hiking affects my mood and the rest of my life, etc. What I won't do anymore, however, is advertise. Not that I did much of that before. I was -- and still am, apparently -- routinely contacted by folks who want to post ads or write guest blogs (with ads), and/or pay me to advertise. I've only allowed a few ads/freebies/gear reviews, and only for products/sites I genuinely found useful and enjoyed. (EDIT -- I sought out and asked Marcy Light to guest blog a few months ago -- she's awesome and her blog is great -- that had nothing to do with advertising). Now, however, I'm only interested in reporting our hikes and exploring my own thoughts as I grow into a more experienced and intense hiker myself. The girls and I hike once a week, but I also hike on my own once or twice a week, and I'm getting more and more comfortable in all kinds of extreme weather and terrain.
Enough blathering for now -- the girls and I will get back into the mountains on the 22 (this Friday), so there will be a proper trip report posted next Monday (November 25).
- UP: REVIEWS and PRESS
- GraniteGals PODCAST
- Speaking Engagements/Nonprofit Fundraisers
- Alex in the White Mountains (Alex's hiking blog)
- Sage's White Mountain Treks (Sage's hiking blog)
- California's Lost Coast Trail. June 8-9, 2019
- England's Coast to Coast Trail 2018
- Cohos Trail 2017
- Iceland's Laugavegur Trail 2016
- Great Wall of China Trek 2015
- John Muir Trail 2014
- El Camino de Santiago 2013
- NH Four Thousand Footers (Alex and Sage)
- NH Four Thousand Footers -- WINTER (Alex and Sage)
- Trailwrights 72 (Alex and Sage)
- 52 With a View (Sage)
- The Terrifying Twenty-Five
- The White Mountain Grid