Sunset & a Book

Per doctor’s orders I have to lay off hiking for at least a month. I’ll be starting physical therapy this Friday to address the tendonitis in my knee. In a months time I have a follow-up appointment to see if the physical therapy is helping, if not then it’ll be time to get an MRI and see if I…

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Big East Fork Trail, Shining Rock Wilderness

The winter season means that accessibility to trails is limited as most of the blue ridge parkway is closed. However, there are still some great hikes in the area that are simply beautiful, little gems in the mountains, you just have to know where to look. We decided to head out to Trail Head, which…

Facing Reality

I enjoy a long weekend with beautiful weather, time with friends, family, volunteer work, and (most importantly) hiking. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my long weekend. Coming back to work today after 4(ish) days off was not exactly easy, it’s hard to face reality, especially when the weather is so…

New Domain Name!

As my blog is continuing to grow I have decided to buy a domain name. I am currently in the process of doing this and I have a few options. I’d love your input, so please vote! If you’re wondering where Bear Bait comes from, that’s my dog’s trail name 🙂 Thank you so much for…

Preparations

Next year I plan on thru hiking the AT Southbound. Solo. Maine to Georgia. Being as my family lives in North Carolina and Georgia I felt that it would give me something to work towards, instead of walking further and further away from home I’ll be walking towards it. I’m still working out logistics as…

My Bucket List

I’ve got a pretty long list of trails I’d like to accomplish. And it keeps on growing. It is a lot of trails, there are lot on here that I’d honestly be happy to do just a section of the trail rather than the whole thing. But it would be pretty amazing to step foot…

Dream Job

If you could have your dream job, what would it be? Anything at all… Personally, if I could, I would give anything to backpack and write for a living. I mean, who wouldn’t love to get paid for doing what you already do? I have found so much joy in sharing my stories and experiences…

Movie Review: Mile… Mile & a Half

“In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.).  Their goal — complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. …

Be Grateful

I realized, with a bit of shock, that I’ve become accustomed to the beauty of living in a mountain town. I drive to work surrounded by mountains, the sunrise offering a faint coloring over the sky and tinting the mountains a soft orange or purple. I am rewarded on my way home with similar views…