Day 2- Couch to trail 

So we might have sat around like bums for the last month instead of working out to get ready for the trail. My point is- we’re sore! Hiking legs will come eventually! 

We spent 5 miles of the day up on our first Ridge which was really fun, regardless of the wind! We stopped for a long lunch break and play break at the Audie Murphy Monument. From here we went down down down into a Valley where Ellie played some more, but we were on a mission to get to camp early because the temps are supposed to drop to the low 20’s, so we wanted to be in our warm and cozy tent asap! We arrived to Niday Shelter by 5 and Ellie is squealing with joy as she crawls around the shelter and around camp! An easier 10.5 miles today and a restful evening ahead. Bundling up for the chilly night! 


14 thoughts on “Day 2- Couch to trail 

  1. Great news! You guys are making it look easy.


  2. May God bless you! I have a 24 yr old son & would love to had this opportunity with him!


  3. Good luck guys


  4. Debbie from Richmond March 28, 2017 — 3:05 am

    So happy to read about your start. Enjoy and know that prayers are being sent up daily.


  5. Good luck with everything! What an adventure. I’m a teacher at a small private school in Chesterfield and thought I might have the kids(high school) follow your trek every so often. PS Ellie is adorable.


  6. I am a hiker, backpacker and Dad and I will really enjoy watching this all unfold. Amazing all around


  7. Timberley Hidalgo March 30, 2017 — 3:10 pm

    Adorable, I hope to try that trail one of these days. I’m just starting to learn about hiking. I enjoy watching you all. It’s inspiring! Be safe, I pray for your safety everyday! Good time to get with God out in the wilderness I hear. They call it Cowboy Church.

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  8. Stephanie Martin March 30, 2017 — 7:35 pm

    Following you guys from here in LaGrange, Indiana. I’m Stephanie and I look forward to your updates along the way and wish you all a safe journey! I myself have never been on a long hiking trip but will be setting none up this summer for a week here in Indiana. The outdoors has always felt more like home and I support you all 100% for this amazing journey! Looking forward to the next update! Farwell for now 🙂

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  9. Good Luck, it’s going to be fun to watch your hike as you go!

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  10. Julie McPherson March 31, 2017 — 10:30 pm

    You all are amazing! Makes me smile to see your adventure

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  11. Following from Greer sc.. stay safe and enjoy!


  12. Read all the post. Love so much. Amazing that you had wonderful journey with your little angle. I have two boys much older than yours but, still, cant take them along as hiking because of safety concern.


  13. Tammie Masters May 12, 2017 — 10:50 pm

    Love reading your adventure!


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