The last months of 2013 have been ones for new and old endeavors alike. More than ever, the dark of winter has ushered in a period of rest and recuperation. We’ve been letting hibernation happen while counting our blessings to have two moms who cook and feed us so well over the holidays.
A record number of people joined Uwharrie and me on the winter solstice for a wet and windy traverse of the Art Loeb Trail (my 13th and U-dog’s 7th). Meanwhile, Lily has been documenting the construction of our new house on her blog. Yes, we are building a house! It’s a tiny house, but a house nonetheless.
Before leaving the Southern Appalachians and moving ourselves and our tiny house to Gainesville, FL next summer, I hope to get out for a few more Appalachian adventures. One possibility is a repeat fast pack on a familiar loop trail, which will hopefully become more of a reality through recent efforts with the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy.