News from Clever Girl & Dumptruck

The best dang happy raptor picture ever. Drawn by Clever Girl and found at http://trailkit.blogspot.com/2013/08/100-mile-face-plant-wilderness_31.html. Reprinted here, hoping she won't mind.

The best dang happy raptor picture ever. Drawn by Clever Girl and found at http://trailkit.blogspot.com/2013/08/100-mile-face-plant-wilderness_31.html. Reprinted here, hoping she won't mind.

Hearing from long-lost or haven't-met-yet friends can get our minds off our own large/medium/small problems.

That's how my Labor Day began, with news from Clever Girl and Dumptruck; friends I have not yet met.

For what it's worth, this is one of the best AT blogs I have ever read.

They're hiking the Appalachian Trail together, which, of course, brings to mind that scene from The Sound of Music where what's her name is twirling around on a grassy hillside in a flowing dress with snow-capped mountains in the distance. She's happy. The weather is warm and clear. She just had a hot meal, with fresh fruit, chilled juices and delicious pastry ... enjoyed after a good night's sleep in a real-live comfy bed and a hot shower with fluffy towels. Old Maria probably never had to use leaves to ... well, you know.

That ain't the way it is on the Appalachian Trail, whether you wear dresses or not.

Don't believe me? Pffft.

Click Here to Read Clever Girl's "Trail Kit" Blog.

Still not convinced?

Click Here for Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Tales


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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