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

Favorite Romantic Comedies for Valentine’s Day

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A Top Ten list appropriate for February! As I’ve written before, Boots & Backpacks is full of romantic comedy tropes. Which romantic comedies inspired me the most? Why, these! 1. It Happened One Night (1934) IMDB link Hmm. An opposites-attract road … 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: the Schuykill to the Susquehanna

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Next up in Boots & Backpacks, Darcy and Elizabeth end their visit with Marianne Dashwood and Chris Brandon, and climb back up from the Schuykill River Valley. The Appalachian Trail follows the ridge of the Blue Mountain for many miles, … Read More

Calm Exterior: A Boots & Backpacks vignette

Since my last “On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy” post highlighted Hawk Mountain, I figured now would be a good time to share this little vignette I wrote. Think of it as a holiday gift to B&B fans! In … Read More

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