PCT Day 1: A Weekend Holiday Zoo

Today we had our last breakfast in Mammoth Lakes with The Hubby—Fish Nugget, Squarepants and me. Fish Nugget is Wildchild’s trail name, so that’s what I’ll use going forward. Squarepants is her friend who started the Pacific Crest Trail with her back on April 30, the one she lost touch with after Lake Isabella. Meeting Squarepants […]

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PCT Adventure Countdown

My plan was to spend a week in Mammoth Lakes getting organized, doing training hikes and acclimating to the altitude. I knew seven days was nowhere near enough time to get in shape for a 250 mile hike all the way to Truckee through the Sierra Nevada with 30 pounds on my back, but it’s all I could do on short […]

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From Stalker Mom to Walker Mom

I sat on the plane to Vegas, a full flight, in the middle seat, again. Last-minute plans, we were lucky to get any seats at all for a decent price. The Hubby had the window. The crew shut the door as the last of the passengers walked by. The flight attendants closed the overhead compartments. The […]

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Empty Nest Syndrome is Real

Years ago when our kids were in elementary school, my friend Noelle had a vision. “When the girls go off to college,” she said, “I’m going to sell the house, buy an RV and travel around the country. That way there’s no room for them to move back in.” She laughed like it was a joke, but she meant it, […]

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