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What's better than chocolate or flowers?

By Jennifer

I have spent my days climbing mountains, passing farmland, and enjoying the serenity that comes with hiking long trails. Brew, meanwhile, has been busy changing diapers, searching for lost pacifiers, and trying to keep mold from overtaking Gus’ sippy cup.

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The MST brings together people from all across North Carolina

By Jennifer

The counties that I have passed through have all looked and felt very different, but the aspect of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that stands out in comparison to my other long distance adventures is the wide range of people I have passed on the trail.

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The Best Beauty Products

By Jennifer

As my diet has changed and gotten better over the years, I have noticed a similar trend in my self-image. The more natural the food is that goes into my body, the better and more beautiful I feel. I have finally realized that what I put inside my body, the source of my daily energy and wellbeing, can also provide a direct connection with nature.

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I'll always be proud of my body because of what it can do!

By Jennifer

 I am not separate or removed from nature; I am part of it. That makes me feel beautiful.

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Learning to enjoy the Road Walks on the Mountains to Sea Trail

By Jennifer

Taking the high road when it comes to walking the asphalt sections of the Mountains to Sea Trail. 

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Hiking for a Better View of Humanity

By Jennifer

Sometimes to really get to know people you have to walk a mile on their home turf.

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Deep Thoughts from Linville Gorge

By Jennifer

Hiking through Linville Gorge I observed water twisting, turning, pooling, and cascading; adapting as needed in order to move forward and meet the ocean. And when I climbed Table Rock Mountain and gazed down on the deep valley below, I was able to witness the long-term impact of persistent fluidity.

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Fuel for the MST

By Jennifer

 

Bars are a hiker’s best friend.

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Run a Mile in his Trail Runners

By Jennifer

I think we can inspire one another, but motivation must come from within. 

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Making the Most of Basecamp

By Jennifer

There is something in sports called the ‘Home Field’ or ‘Home Court’ advantage and hiking on the Mountains to Sea Trail it is clear we are experiencing attributes of being on our ‘Home Trail.’  

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