On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Harpers Ferry

In honor of National Trails Day, I’m posting the final entry in “On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy.” I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the views and sights along the trip taken by Darcy and Elizabeth in Boots & Backpacks. … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Maryland

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We left our hiking duo at Caledonia State Park in the last installment. That leaves only about 20 miles before they cross the Mason-Dixon Line, which was originally surveyed in the 1760s by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Pine Grove Furnace and Caledonia State Parks

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Continuing on the Appalachian Trail south from Boiling Springs, Darcy and Elizabeth leave the farmland behind when they enter Michaux State Forest. This is the geographical halfway point of the Appalachian Trail, equidistant between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Duncannon to Boiling Springs

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After crossing over the Susquehanna River, the Appalachian Trail goes through the town of Duncannon, Pennsylvania. It is a convenient place to buy supplies and do laundry. One business catering to thru-hikers is the Doyle Hotel. Elizabeth and Darcy stay … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Hawk Mountain and The Pinnacle

At this point in Darcy and Elizabeth’s Boots & Backpacks hike, readers get to meet a couple of important characters: Marianne Dashwood and Christopher Brandon! They both work at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the world’s oldest educational and scientific organization dedicated … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Eastern Pennsylvania

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In our last installment, we left Elizabeth and Darcy hiking out of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and thus leaving behind amenities like campgrounds and privies. The Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania follows long, flat, rocky ridges broken by climbs … Read More

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