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Better than Nutella - Justin's Nut Butters

By Jennifer

It comes in these single serving packages which are perfect for stashing in your pockets or the hip belt of your backpack for a quick pick me up.

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Making it through Week One - Barely!

By Jennifer

“Any hiking, including along the MST, is focused on the present. You are not thinking about what you did yesterday and you are not worrying about what you will do tomorrow. You are focused on the trail you are walking that day." 

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Our family is about to hike the Mountains to Sea Trail across North Carolina.

By Jennifer

Here are some thoughts and "key-words" as we prepare for our 1,175 walk across the state.

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Momma Needs a Hike

By Jennifer

With so much seeming out of our control at the national and international levels, it is time to turn our attention to our neighbors and our own backyard and focus on what we can do at home. 

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the V-word (no, the other one)

By Jennifer

When I split a bottle of wine with my closest friends and start to discuss the V-word (no, the other one), it comes across as something akin to a Catholic confessional. All of a sudden, there’s a sense that we need to share our deepest sins and our shame to feel accepted, if not absolved. And yet, what I don’t hear discussed often enough is the ability to share our strengths and talents as a form of vulnerability.

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BRHC Shares the Love

By Jennifer

This month our guide John Haffner's other employer is having a fundraising month to support Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC). As a part of the fundraising month all donations will be matched dollar for dollar! 

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Learning from Deaf Hikers

By brhcguide

A number of weeks ago I had a life changing experience.  I was excited and nervous for guiding a few days at the Dupont State Forest of Transylvania County, North Carolina.  I wasn’t nervous because of terrain or because the size of …

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CDT Section Hike Summer 2015

By Jennifer

The Continental Divide Trail is not easy to get to, but it is worth the effort.

This past August I flew to Colorado, met my hiking partner at the airport, and then we picked up a rental car and drove 6 hours toRock Springs, WY. …

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Hiking Hall Pass

By Jennifer

All marriages have “arrangements,” right?! Those small bargains that you make with your partner to stay sane and married.

Brew and I agreed when we became parents that as soon as I finished nursing we would allow each other two weeks a year to do WHATEVER. For Brew that means …

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Walking with Spring

By Jennifer

I recently finished the book, “Walking with Spring.” The book is a hiking memoir by Earl Shaffer, the first Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. Shaffer recounts his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1948, a journey spurred by the hope that a long trail might be enough to …

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