Beauty Emerging

by Jeri Lynn
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In Hotsprings, North Carolina, Ryan and I sang karaoke together.  It was a random thing that we did, and not something we have ever done before.  We chose to sing a song called "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  The first time I had ever...

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Growth on the Trail

Growth on the Trail

When we started to plan this journey, we had just found out that Ryan was going to be medically retired from the military.  He had been in the military for 17 years at that point, and had been diagnosed with PTS and a TBI.  This diagnosis came after over a...

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Resting…

Resting…

We had the most wonderful day on Sunday.  When we arrived atop Carvers Gap, we had entered a new world.  The moisture in the air had crystallized on the surfaces of every tree, and plant.  It was obvious that fierce winds had blown, as the crystals...

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Mothers Day without the kids…

Mothers Day without the kids…

I wanted so badly to be able to hike out of Damascus, VA with the kids.  I had already missed several days of hiking with them.  I tried to hike the Virginia Creeper Trail with them, but about 7.5 miles in, I was having a hard time walking.  The pain in...

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Repairing the Foundation

Repairing the Foundation

There are many who do not understand why we are hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Many who do not understand why we must spend so many months out in the woods on our own.  This journey started so many years ago.  It requires some open raw honesty to shed...

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