Monthly Archives: March 2012

Breaking Stereotypes

Christian called yesterday from town. He had just eaten a big Southern meal of all-you-can-eat-fried chicken, potatoes, and green beans “done right”. A self-described “recovering vegetarian”, he was a herbivore for several years before coming back to “the dark side”.  When challenged to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Disco Balls, Trail Names, and Other Thoughts

I was able to talk to Christian yesterday.  He called me from atop Standing Indian Mountain from an elevation of 5,498 feet.  His first words?  “I love you, and I am so glad I am doing this”.  It would seem … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Life On the Trail

Christian is doing great on the trail and is poised to make it to North Carolina soon. Yesterday afternoon  he stopped off at a hostel that I am sure we will hear more about in his upcoming writings.  However, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Springer Summit, GA

I will begin this post with the very statement I made on my Facebook status this evening: “Came home to a thick letter and an SD card from my husband. I feel like Bastian about to go on a literary … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Exhaustion and Hot Dogs

I am pleased to announce that I received a phone call from Christian on Thursday evening!  He had made it to the Gooch Mountain Shelter in Georgia and found a location with a signal.  He relayed that he had tried … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Trail Magic

Today, Christian made it to Hawk Mountain Shelter according to his SPOT check-in. One of our new friends on Facebook, Sam Condor shared with me that the trek would have been roughly eight miles from yesterday’s camp. I don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Day 1

I received a phone call at 7:15 AM this morning from Christian.  He was preparing for his first day of hiking with some folks he met at the hostel where he stayed last night.  He knew he would most likely not be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 8 Comments