Hello. We are Robert and Candice Fox. We created this blog for people who want to follow us as we thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. If you don't know what the Appalachian Trail is, we will let our favorite online resources tell you most anything you need to know. Just click on the blue stuff.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pennsylvania Loved Us...

But now hates us. I'll come back to that later.

First things first... THANK YOU UNCLE RON FOR THE TREATS!!! There wasn't a thing in your present that we didn't devour. The jerky/sticks, banana chips, Carnation breakfasts, granola bars, milk and anything else I may have left out were unbelievably delicious. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

When Rob and I came back to the trail, we noticed that there were a few things we had to acclimate back to:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Funny Story

To start this off, here's a little background. We frequently stop along side the trail for bathroom breaks. One watches one way, one the other to save us (Candice)from having to wander too far into the woods to tinkle. This time as we were doing so, Rob stated that we needed to hurry to the shelter because he was having chafing issues in his nether regions. We'll spare you the details of that discussion. We had heard a couple of weeks prior that some hikers use Chapstick down there when Vaseline isn't available. Candice frequently uses Chapstick (for her lips) so Rob was joking that he was going to steal hers in middle of the night and put it back without telling her. During this conversation, we had tidied up and started to round the curve right ahead of us. Immediately, we saw two day hikers sitting on a log. They were looking at us with a deer-in-headlights kind of look and didn't even respond to a hello. Whoops... they heard every bit of our raunchy conversation. Lesson of the day: Even though you may feel isolated, there ARE other people in the woods.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Few Fun Facts

 It's been awhile. Truth is... we're lazy. I'll just stick to the excuse of "We're out in the woods. It's difficult to keep up on things."

Rob and I have hit a few milestones recently. We're very excited about our progression on the trip and are trying to savor every moment out on the trail. After all, the woods are our new home and there is nothing quite like them. I don't know when in society that the "real world" saying has changed to mean living in civilization with man-made things, having jobs, keeping up on Facebook & other social medias, cars, TV, indoor plumbing and temperature-controlled rooms. If you want to see the "real world", find nature. It doesn't get any more real and raw than that. I'm starting to rant on a COMPLETELY different topic. Different post, different day. I said fun facts, right? Whoops. Here you go...