Day 14: 200 Miles

So many of you have asked if Michael made it safely through the hitching, avalanches, and forest fires. YES YES YES, and thank you so much for being our support community! I realize that with your support comes the responsibility to keep you informed. So […]

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Day 10: Radio Silent

Michael is at an altitude of 4962.46. That doesn’t mean much to me, but everyone else in the car kind of oohed and wowed when we discovered his Shapchat photos. All I could think of was “HE’S SLEEPING ON TYVEK PAPER!” Last I’d heard from […]

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Day 5: Never the Same

It’s just now occurring to me that Michael may look and sound very different next time I see him. That makes me happy and sad at the same time, in that confounding way that only grown ups who love children can understand. Because you know […]

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The Transition

I don’t think I can be too creative today, but I am so grateful for the community that has formed around us, I need to let everyone know that all is good. Very good. Michael has landed in San Diego and I am at my […]

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Here We Are.

Well. We’ve arrived at the point I knew would come sooner than I’d like. And of course, it did. But I’m ready. Michael has been ready for weeks. Oh, there have been a few last-minute changes and unplanned trips to REi and a mad dash yesterday […]

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The Final Stretch

Michael’s dad came from Connecticut to visit him this weekend. It was a perfect way to start his last week of preparation before leaving on Friday. I credit his dad with fostering in Michael his love of the outdoors and his spirit of adventure and […]

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Packing

As everyone knows, there’s an art to packing. I like to think myself a bit of an expert, as my husband and I lived in different time zones for three years and now, with three kids in Manhattan, I’m on a plane regularly. When I first met […]

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The Final Stretch is All About Food

With only 12 days until take off, our household is focused on food. I can’t say its the most nutritious-looking food, but nutrition seems to be taking a backseat to caloric value. Rumor has it Snickers leads the pack as most popular thru-hiker food. It’s amazing […]

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Home Safely, Round One

Because so many of you are asking….a quick post to say Michael arrived home last night about 10:45, having completed his test hike and wearing pretty much everything he’d packed. Here’s a few highlights: It rained the whole time. He’d lined his backpack with a trash […]

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