On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Harpers Ferry

In honor of National Trails Day, I’m posting the final entry in “On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy.” I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the views and sights along the trip taken by Darcy and Elizabeth in Boots & Backpacks. … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Pine Grove Furnace and Caledonia State Parks

Continuing on the Appalachian Trail south from Boiling Springs, Darcy and Elizabeth leave the farmland behind when they enter Michaux State Forest. This is the geographical halfway point of the Appalachian Trail, equidistant between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Hawk Mountain and The Pinnacle

At this point in Darcy and Elizabeth’s Boots & Backpacks hike, readers get to meet a couple of important characters: Marianne Dashwood and Christopher Brandon! They both work at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s oldest educational and scientific organization dedicated … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Eastern Pennsylvania

In our last installment, we left Elizabeth and Darcy hiking out of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and thus leaving behind amenities like campgrounds and privies. The Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania follows¬†long, flat, rocky ridges broken by climbs … Continued

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Delaware Water Gap (part 2)

Welcome to another edition of On the Trail with D&L, where I share pictures of the sights featured in Boots & Backpacks. We left our backpacking duo in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey side of … Continued

On the trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Delaware Water Gap (part 1)

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the various places Darcy and Elizabeth saw¬†during their hike in Boots & Backpacks. I’ve had people tell me that the Appalachian Trail is almost another character in the story. I … Continued