So it’s been a while…

I remember following Appalachian Trail blogs for the past two years and right around Virginia the posts seemed to slow to a trickle and then cease all together. That is, until a photo is posted of that person on the summit of Katahdin. As annoying as this was for me, I now totally understand. We got sucked in, it happens. So sorry about that guys! we’re alive and well, just hiking a ton and having a fantastic time. Lucky for us, we have so many friends and family in PA that we’ve had a lot of opportunities to stop and relax and catch up on our journals. So much has happened! We’ve crossed the 1,000 mile marker, we’ve gone over halfway, and we’ve seen a ton of AT landmarks. One of the things I’ve really been wanting to post is our nearly complete list of trail magic we’ve received so far. I don’t know if we got absolutely everybody because we’ve had so much. It’s astounding how many people are supporting us thru hikers and encouraging us along the way. I am so grateful for them and want to find a way to express how much this has helped us.

Trail Magic!

3/13 Gooch Gap

Banana, root beer

Miss Janet

3/15 Neel’s Gap

Krispy Kreme, Reese’s

fellow hiker?

3/16 Hogpen gap:

Yeungling, Kind bars

Nice Floridian couple

3/17 Rocky Mountain

Bag of candy bars

Unknown trail angel

3/19 Dick’s Creek Gap

Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Apples, Chips

Young Harris College

3/19 Dick’s Creek Gap

Krispy Kreme donuts

Alabama dudes

3/20 Dick’s Creek Gap

Hand warmers and granola bars

Nice ladies

3/23 Moore Creek

Ribeye steak slices

Beast and Skywalker

3/24 Franklin, NC

Shuttle in

Ron Haven

3/24 Franklin, NC

Root Beer

Waiter at diner

3/24 Franklin, NC



3/24 Franklin, NC

Free shuttle out


3/25 Wayah Gap

Soda, fruit

Once-a-Day’s dad

3/26 Rocky Peak


Two lady day hikers

3/30 Stecoah Gap


Once-a-Day’s dad

4/5 Newfound Gap

Food spread, free shuttle

church group

4/10 Snowbird Mountain

giant food spread and small resupply

Awesome unknown couples from TN

Roan Mountain

van. house. relaxing weekend.

Loretta Pritchard

4/28 Watauga Lake

Mcdonalds and Pringles


4/29 TN 11 crossing

Fruit, cookies, water, pound cake

Lynn, Bald Eagle’s Wife

4/30 Damascus park

Hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit, salads, sandwiches, veggies

trail town challenge ultra marathon race

5/6 Road crossing

Cookies, soda, water, fruit

Curly (triple crowner)

5/7 Marion

free shuttle, cokes, and truck

Greg McLaughlin (surveyor)

5/9 Lindamood School 1894

hiker box, sodas, fruit, snacks

West End United Methodist church

5/11 Mountain Top Holiness Church (Bland, VA)

soda, Powerade, bananas


5/11 Bland, VA


white truck, guy with handlebar mustache

5/15 Damascus, VA

shuttle back from Trail Days to Pearisburg

SOS and Trail Momma

6/9 Low water bridge campground,. VA

Hot dogs and snacks

Camp group proprieters

6/14 Shenandoah NP, VA

Bagels and apples

Nikki Fox

6/15 Skyline Drive


Shenandoah Firefighters, College Student from Virginia Tech

6/17 Manassas Gap

huge food spread

Raindrop and Whitney

6/25 Shippensburg Rd


Day hikers of Carroll county, MD


AT Thru Hikers
(6/14/16) – (Shenandoah Nat’l Park)Lupine, the trail name of Nicole Didusch of Littleton, Co., is thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. Photographed in the Shenandoah National Park Tuesday.(Nikki Fox / DN-R)
AT Thru Hikers
(6/14/16) – (Shenandoah Nat’l Park)Pokey, the trail name of Josh Kravette of Littleton, Co, is thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. Photographed in the Shenandoah National Park, south of Lewis Mountain Campground, heading north on the Appalachian Trail Tuesday. (Nikki Fox / DN-R)


One thought on “So it’s been a while…

  1. Hi Lupine and Pokie,
    I was just going through my texts and saw that you had a web site. Love your pictures and got to save the images that Pokie took when in front of me in the Grayson Highlands when my phone was dead (I did not want photos of me but of the views). Again, sorry you could not make the pool party and I could not have you guys over when we met at Shoprite in Warwick.
    I get upset with Matt (Timewarp) that his Instagram (mountainmanunick) is still at Bear Mountain when he is in the Whites, so you are not the only ones behind on your posts. I am sure your family and friends would love to hear about your journey though.
    You must be in the Whites or Maine by now. Matt is probably at about Mt. Moosilauke, because I see White Owl, Iwok, and the dude in the dude’s photos (anvilheadtexas on instagram) and Matt is in that bubble.
    Scavenger just reached Mt. Katahdin on 8/24 (he was in Grayson when we were there and came through Warwick on 6/30). I think Matt should be finished in about 3 weeks.
    Have a great hike and I will look forward to your posts at Mt. Katahdin,
    Laurie (Timewarp’s Mom)


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