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Grizel and Rue Hike the AT: Day 78-79

August 23, 2019

Follow Grizel and Rue on their adventure this summer with weekly videos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mj_9MsRbts&list=PL7tqTAgUK4Ux24zbG1FvIQhckSzgvqRRQ

Once upon a time, there was a gal and her pup who decided it was time for an adventure of a lifetime.

Hi, my name is Grizel and this is Rue, and we are hiking the Appalachian trail in 2019. We feel all kinds of excited for this journey and are aware of the rollercoaster of emotions ahead. After completing a solo hike of the PCT in 2018, I got hooked on what a thru-hike entails, how it brings me joy and the beauty that blossoms within myself and others. After 3 months of being off trail, I craved more-more learning, more growing, and more beauty of this wonderful earth-but this time, I’m bringing my best friend with me.

Rue is a 3-year-old rescue mutt and has brought me more joy than I thought a pup could. Her favorite things include being outside, long walks, and long cuddles. You can find her beating every other dog in a race battle or jumping in rivers and lakes after a stick. She’s independent and strong and sometimes has too much of a mind her own.

And, I think she’s the best contestant for an adventure like this.

I don’t know what lies ahead over the next few months. I don’t know what challenges we will face or what we will learn, but I can promise you that we will remain honest and true to this experience. That we will continue to listen to our bodies and our souls. And that we will share what it really takes to put one step in front of the other on the Appalachian trail.

Let the adventure begin.

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Videos are ©Grizel Williams

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Campworthy: S’maffles // Ep16

August 23, 2019

Full Recipe at: https://www.rei.com/blog/camp/campworthy-smaffles

Watch More Campworthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJjEmpvPep4&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UzqHfbHjQun19_bozwBj_M5

Recipe: S’maffles
Submitted by: Chelsea
Hometown: Bothell, WA

What do you love about this recipe?
This combines my two loves: waffles and s’mores. Last time I made these was on a 4th of July trip to Leavenworth, WA. There was wine involved… may have impacted the flavor (for the better).

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 6: To Pittsburgh We Go!

August 22, 2019

Watch the full series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQ_M0Z99-s&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UyHoT7hj5ZL_xFynaZAOQY8

On the last day of their journey the Trailheads crew bike through the quaint town of Boston and into the city of Pittsburgh. Their enthusiasm for adventure is still high and they take a quick detour to experience a new level of adrenaline before their finale at Point State Park.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 5: Halfway to Home

August 22, 2019

Watch the full series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQ_M0Z99-s&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UyHoT7hj5ZL_xFynaZAOQY8

Now officially on the second half of their journey, the Trailheads crew leaves Ohiopyle and bikes to the primitive campground at Dravos Landing. Along the way, they learn about the history of coal mining in the area, explore the quaint town of Connellsville and anticipate the possibility of another haunting at the night’s accommodations.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 1: Ready, Set, Ride!

August 22, 2019

Watch the full series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQ_M0Z99-s&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UyHoT7hj5ZL_xFynaZAOQY8

The Trailheads crew learns about The Great Allegheny Passage trail and the fundamentals of bikepacking from an REI instructor. They’re fitted for bikes and gear up (with lots of Chamois butter) for the adventure ahead. They hop on Amtrak in Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD to start their journey.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 2: It’s All Uphill from Here

August 22, 2019

Watch the full series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQ_M0Z99-s&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UyHoT7hj5ZL_xFynaZAOQY8

The Trailheads crew begins their bikepacking journey in Cumberland, MD. They find the Cumberland Bone Cave, race a train and cross the Eastern Continental Divide⁠—all ⁠while a torrential downpour challenges their preparedness.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 4: Whitewater Rafting in Ohiopyle

August 22, 2019

Watch the full series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzQ_M0Z99-s&list=PL7tqTAgUK4UyHoT7hj5ZL_xFynaZAOQY8

Anna, Elena and Kelsi take on their own adventure while Colin sleeps in. They raft the Youghiogheny River on a guided trip with Wilderness Voyageurs and experience a new level of friendship and comradery as they navigate class 3 and 4 rapids together.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 6: To Pittsburgh We Go!

August 21, 2019

On the last day of their journey the Trailheads crew bike through the quaint town of Boston and into the city of Pittsburgh. Their enthusiasm for adventure is still high and they take a quick detour to experience a new level of adrenaline before their finale at Point State Park.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 5: Halfway to Home

August 21, 2019

Now officially on the second half of their journey, the Trailheads crew leaves Ohiopyle and bikes to the primitive campground at Dravos Landing. Along the way, they learn about the history of coal mining in the area, explore the quaint town of Connellsville and anticipate the possibility of another haunting at the night’s accommodations.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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REI Trailheads Bikepacking Episode 3: The Trail Mix Bike Gang

August 21, 2019

The crew stays the night at Morguen Toole in Meyersdale and encounters a haunting. The morning ride from Meyersdale to Ohiopyle crosses larger-than-life bridges and rivers of the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside, they take a rest in Garrett to observe the beauty around them and get surprise accommodations organized by Elena for the night.

About the series:
Four friends head out on a 150-mile bikepacking adventure from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA following the historic Great Allegheny Passage trail. Starting from mile marker 0 in downtown Cumberland, Kelsi, Colin, Anna and Elena bike their way across the Mason Dixon line, over the Eastern Continental Divide, pass through historic Civil War battlegrounds, cross breathtaking bridges and tunnels, experience a haunting and discover new levels of sit bone soreness they were unprepared for.

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