Appalachian National Scenic Trail

We are three weeks away from our first footfalls in our attempt to thru-hike the A.T.

The stress of this adventure is mounting, mainly due to gear selection.   I am planning on carrying most of the gear needed by my nine year old, as well as my own gear.  There is also the problem of finding replacement gear for the kids while on the trail.   Still not sure how that will work.

The ounces are adding up quickly.  
Big Meadows

Over the years, my kids have grown up in Shenandoah National Park.  We even spent one year going to the park every month to “see the changes through the seasons”.  That was incredibly enjoyable.

We were snowed out on more than one visit, having to suffice with gate-closure-snow-ball fights and “sledding”.
This adventure will be the kids first time back-packing.  Megan wants to walk the miles.   The other two are tagging along because they think this will be better than school.   
Our neighborhood trial walks – testing out gear and passion for walking in rain.

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