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Thank-you for taking the time to follow along on my personal adventure through the joys and challenges we each face as we discover our unique trail through the shadows in the woods.

**I recommend starting from the first post to see how the story unfolds. (The most recent posts are listed first so you will need to scroll down through posts to get to the beginning!)**

Not All Bears Are Created Equal

Some appear cuddly and entice you to play. Some bare their teeth and scare you away. Some follow you silently waiting to prey. Some offer safety in their own secret way.

My intense fear of bears lurking in the woods has followed me through my childhood, into my nights, and into this very moment. But I am forging my path into those woods, one tree at a time, through explorative writing. The words that flow from my thoughts through my pen set the course, often in unexpected directions. I invite you to join me on this journey that may remind you of some chapters in your own.

Hiking the AT Day 5

Cheese and Chocolate are sitting on the shady downslope of the hill across the road as we set out for another day on the AT. The weather has blessed us with sun, blue skies, and comfortable temperatures on our 5th day slowly ticking off the miles towards our 100 mile goal-for the year. We are … Continue reading Hiking the AT Day 5

Hiking the AT- Day 4

We fine tune our planning and meet at the actual parking area where we will leave one car (East Mombasha) instead of at the familiar park and ride that requires us to drive there. We head to West Mombasha parking area where we ended previously in order to finish a short section we haven’t completed. … Continue reading Hiking the AT- Day 4

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