22 miles to round out 2022: Peters Mountain Road to Sherwood Drive

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill Happy Thanksgiving readers! The approaching end of the year always makes me look over my “Uber List,” which is essentially the combination of a bucket list for the year with a smidge of resolution.  One of my goals was … More 22 miles to round out 2022: Peters Mountain Road to Sherwood Drive

24 + 12 Does Not Equal 30 … Oops – Woodrow Road to Sherwood Road

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher November tends to be a tough month for me, between the dwindling daylight, the approaching holidays and teaching students whose angst seems exaggerated by the changing conditions as well.  … More 24 + 12 Does Not Equal 30 … Oops – Woodrow Road to Sherwood Road

Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson After an internal debate, I decided that we would head out to do our small section hike last Friday. Charlie and I had been sick, but not so much so that we were unable to do a light backpacking … More Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau  I know the calendar year is what most adults consider “a year,” but for me, my years are counted by the academic calendar.  About this time last year I was getting back from Harpers Ferry from my … More Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids

Being Like A Snowflake: Wolfsville Road to Caledonia State Park

Thanksgiving morning I left my boys with their dad, and headed back out to Wolfsville Road in Maryland.  I began section hiking the Appalachian Trail three months ago at Wolfsville Road and went south.  This trip was not only the completion of the Maryland section, but we also hit the one hundred mile milestone, a … More Being Like A Snowflake: Wolfsville Road to Caledonia State Park