The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

North Carolina!

Welcome to North Carolina!!  

One state down, thirteen to go!  Hansel and Gretel crossed their first state boarder today as well as reached the 100 mile mark!  From Rock Gap Shelter they reported their tummies have been struggling a bit.  Clearly, their diets have been quite different.  They aren't sure if it has been the food or the water or perhaps even the excessive exercise that is behind their discomfort, but they are working through it as best they can.  

Today was their longest day as they packed in 19 miles!  Gretel's blisters are still bugging her a little, though she is figuring out how to tend to them.  She got some special blister bandaids which helped a little, but she has found the real secret is to then put duct tape on top of the bandaids!  I guess duct tape really DOES fix everything! 

Until next time, happy trails!


  1. Norh Carolina! so close! If you get a chance to venture to real food sometime soon, I recommend some tasty hush puppies! Gretel - I might have to try your Duct Tape idea from the blisters I get just from walking around! Sometimes I get blisters on top of blisters! Hopefully you've avoided that burden. Just curious, since ya'll are camping have you made smore's? I am sure it beats making them over the gas fire from the stove lol! Love to both! - Alicia

  2. Can duct tape mend a broken heart? Maybe, if you use enough of it.