Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Blog had a mistake

If anyone read my previous entry you would see a link to the new blog - it was unavailable today as I missed one flag.  It is now corrected so if your interested and want to take a gander, I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The end of a wonderful year

This is the last entry on this blog. All good things must come to an end, right?

First and foremost, I have great news - WE attained my goal of raising funds for MS research and I would like to thank each and every person that donated from the bottom of my heart. Words cannot truly express my gratitude and thanks.

I have not written in a while as I have struggled to return to "real life". I find that my "real life" is on the trail as that is where I am happiest. I just cannot play the game as most of you can but then all of you who know me know that I have always walked to the beat of a different drum. So this should not be a surprise to anyone but it is to me.

For those of you who might miss my posts I have good news - I have started another and I assure you that I will continue to have adventures and wander wherever the mood strikes. The address is: http://moms-adventure.blogspot.com/. My goals for 2010 are posted there and I will reports back on how well I manage to attain those goals as the year goes by.

Thank you all for being interested in my thru-hike I could not have done it without my family and your support.


Monday, September 28, 2009

End of the trail??

Hello all - I am sure that you are all asking yourselves, is she done? is this out of her system now? The short answer is NO. I am off to finish the Long Trail in Vermont. I am leaving this week and will return once I have reached Killington, Vermont from the Canadian border. It is only 170 miles so I don't expect that it will take me too long to finish and then I can look forward to more substantial goals like the PCT (2650 miles), CDT (3100 miles), or the IAT (1400 miles). I will write again when I return from the LT.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Last Food Box

Well everyone I just finished packing the very last food box. It feels unreal and a little sad too, this whole adventure has been fun for everyone and it is soon to end. She expects to finish in about 2 weeks. I am so excited for her and proud. I know that she will be making entries herself when she gets done to share stories and pictures, so stayed tuned. Since this maybe my last entry I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who found it in their heart (& pocket) a donation for Mom's fundraising efforts for the MS Society.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mom is in Maine

I heard from Mom last night, she was at a hostel in Andover, Maine. She is still in good spirits, but the hiking has not gotten any easier. She said that it has been more like rock climbing than hiking, the picture is of Old Blue Mountain and just a few of the many thousands of boulders she has been encountering. The winds have not died down at all and she has had to be VERY careful lately not to get blown right off the side of the rock face. (Be careful Mom) It is getting very cold at night and for those of you who really know Mom she is ALWAYS cold. I guess between wearing all the clothes she has with her, the new coat, and the sleeping bag she has been getting through it just fine. She is fast approaching the 100 Mile Woods and before we know it she will be at Mount Katahdin. Only 2 more food drops...seems unreal...

Monday, August 24, 2009

332 Miles To Go...

I spoke to Mom 1/2 hour ago. She was at the summit of Mt. Washington. She was thankful to have the winter coat that I sent her as the high for today is 50 degrees up there. Despite the cold, wind, rain, and fog and 6000+ foot climb she never sounded happier. She was able to send me this photo of her at the summit to share with everyone. She will be in touch in a few days once she reaches Gorham, NH and before we know it she will be in Maine.