and so we continue the process of beginning

IMG_1772It’s the night of our going away party… in a few moments we leave to say “bye for now” to our friends at Vermillion Gallery and Bar. It’s a relief to get out of the house. The living room is in shambles with pyramids of vegan dehydrated food, piles of almost-finished sewing projects, and the contents of our packs spilling across the floor. We are madly in the process of inventory, fixing adding, subtracting items to our emergency kits, and toiletries kits, and sewing kits, and keep-warm kits.

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The AT is a national historic trail running 2200 miles from Maine to Georgia

This Thursday, June 27 we set of on our journey. We’ll drive down to Portland, OR to visit with Sara’s folks a few days and give them our food stash so they can help us with mail drops. On July 1st we take a red-eye eastward. To Boston specifically. Two bus rides, two days, and two car shuttles later we will arrive at the base of Mount Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

We are more than excited for the journey to finally begin. And can’t wait to share it with you. This homepage will be updated regularly with our thoughts and experiences. In the meantime, check out tabs at the top for some back story on why we’re doing this, what gear we’re taking, our cooking experiences.

xo Sara and Nko

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