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

Good Company to be had at the JASNA Pittsburgh Austen Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with “clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation” at the JASNA Pittsburgh chapter 2015 Austen festival: On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation. It started … 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: 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