Day 3: Lake Walk and Woods Creek

Each day I think I will wake up feeling better and stronger, but instead...a new part of my body hurts. This will pass, thankful for ibuprofen.   This trail is no joke.   Its all up and down with rocks and roots and we welcome the flat stretches when the come. We said farewell to … Continue reading Day 3: Lake Walk and Woods Creek

Day 2: Judge Magney State Park

Got a late start but caught up with our new friends Susan and Ainsley on the trail. Made up time on two road walks but its still going to be hard to get in 18 miles before tonight. Bear got stung by another hornet in the Hovland forest and has the trail name "hornet bait" … Continue reading Day 2: Judge Magney State Park

Day 1-Superior Hiking Trail Thru Hike

Hike 52 starts now! We made it! Mom dropped us off at the Northern Terminus and we are excited to hit the trail! Not much time or reception for blogging but a longer post will follow after our trip with details on our route, etc. Yay! The end of the SHT, and the beginning of … Continue reading Day 1-Superior Hiking Trail Thru Hike

Making Your Own Dehydrated Backpacking Meals: Part 1

There are now more options than ever for pre-made dehydrated meals but making your own trail food doesn't have to be hard and you'll feel proud that you did it yourself! Its been a couple of weeks since my marathon food prep weekend for our thru hike of the Superior Hiking Trail and I'm excited to finally … Continue reading Making Your Own Dehydrated Backpacking Meals: Part 1

5 Gear Hacks and How to Lighten Your Load Without Breaking the Bank

Lately I have been doing less writing about the trail and more about skills I've learned as we prepare for our first thru hike. We are counting down the days until we hit the Superior Hiking Trail, so gear and food have been top of mind. Still staying as active as possible but MYOG (making … Continue reading 5 Gear Hacks and How to Lighten Your Load Without Breaking the Bank

Update on Hikers Rash and More Thru Hike Prep

The last two weeks have been kind of crazy, balancing work, family, making new gear, dehydrating food and a final shakedown on the Superior Hiking Trail with an amazing group of women. I plan to post on our trip prep soon, but am starting with an update on my previous post about Hiker's rash.  It's neck … Continue reading Update on Hikers Rash and More Thru Hike Prep

Wheal n’ Flare!  My Dance with Hiker’s Rash.

First, let me state what you should already know.   I AM NOT A DOCTOR and ANYTHING that I recommend here is only based on my personal experience and you should consult your physician for anything medically concerning….not this blog.   The being said, let’s talk about Hikers Rash aka Disney Rash, Golfers Vasculitis and Exercise … Continue reading Wheal n’ Flare!  My Dance with Hiker’s Rash.