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

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1,000 Miles!

Big things are happening!  Today Hansel and Gretel passed the 

If the average person's stride length is about 2.5 feet long, it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile. This means that Hansel and Gretel have taken more than 2 million steps on the Appalachian Trail!  

Other big news: 

Tomorrow Hansel and Gretel will complete The Maryland Challenge!  Their goal is to walk the entire state of Maryland, which is 41 miles, in a single day.  Tonight they were met by our dad, Two Bad, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  Oh, I guess it is also worth mentioning that they have completed the state of Virginia as well as the state of West Virginia.  So tomorrow they will start bright and early.  Two Bad will hold onto their packs and equip them with smaller bags large enough to hold water for the day and some snacks to keep them going.  They will be able to cover more ground if they are not weighed down by their 40 pound packs.  They will meet Two Bad on the other side of Maryland at the end of the day so he can return their packs and they can continue on their way.  

They have deduced a plan to help with their fundraising efforts for Multiple Sclerosis.  They have asked people to pledge a monetary amount for each mile they complete in Maryland.  Two Bad has offered to match 50 cents to every dollar they raise up to $500.  We are hoping this will put them up to $5,000 for MS, which would be the halfway point for their fundraising goal.  

Wish them luck tomorrow!  It is going to be a long day!

Happy Trails!

Natural Trail Magic- Beautiful Butterflies!

Snack Time!

Green Tunnel 

Trail Maintenance 

Why did the deer cross the road?

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