Friday, July 27, 2012

A Look into the Life of a Hiker

These Are Bud’s First Installment of Shots from His 2012 Hike 
He Promises More 

 "Gran" of Western Carolina,4'10" 90lbs and just turned 80. She has done 1800 miles of the Appalachian Trail and runs marathons to keep in shape.

"Smoked Nuts"," (I Wanna) Big Mac” and
 "The Grand Pooba" at the trailhead..
Love those trail names. Bud’s is “Foxfire."

9 Bed HostelDorm Room 
A Bit Crampe,d but It’s a Bed

From the Hundred Mile Wilderness, Maine

This is Pretzel from Ohio. I met him in Hot Springs, NC, in March. It’s a small world!

“You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can’t forget. 
Those are your friends.

This post is linked with Scenic Sunday.


  1. oh, wow! buddy is an inspiration, but gran's got him BEAT!!!

  2. Good grief! I hope I can do half that stuff when I'm that age! I had to laugh at the nicknames! Those are funny!

  3. Wonderful post Genie (and Buddy). Inspirational.

  4. Wow, a fascinating post; I hardly know where to start! Didn't know there were hostels along the trail...laughed at the nicknames and gasped in awe at Gran. I've always been in awe of what your sweet hubby can do, but she is beyond my wildest imagination.

  5. Looks as if this will be very interesting topic. Gran is amazing! What a fun and hard but rewarding hike!

  6. Wow, Gran is amazing. Buddy is too for that matter but I'm seriously envious of Gran.

  7. Nice post. 80 and running marathons, she's better than me at not much more than half her age!

  8. Hey, nice to see photos of Bud's hike and meet some of the people from the trail. WoW - on "Gran" of western Carilina. What a gal - 80 n still young on the trail. I am totally impressed. Thanks for sharing Bud - great names and great photos. Love the waterfall n that's quite a hostel - 9 beds n all :)

  9. Oh, I love Buddy's trail name...going to enjoy this...may skip days but will always go back....

  10. Looks like Bud meets lots of fun people on his hikes!

  11. I guess this is part of what makes it all worthwhile! It looks like a lot of fun...