Trekking Through The Smokies

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  1. Beautiful photos! We are having a snow storm here! 12-18 inches predicted to fall in 2 days. I can’t imagine being out there sleeping with snow on the ground. Keep trudging but be wise and listen to your body.


    1. This has been a crazy winter! I am trying to listen to my body. Thx for the reminder. I know you are probably sick of the snow! I e meet a couple of yoopers out here on the trail. One of them shops in Ishpeming, but I think he lives further West.


  2. we all know how much you’ve battled the elements this trip – but NO SNAKES in the cold (my biggest fear obviously) Having lived in Minneapolis and Calgary, we’re well acquainted with the slippery slope(s) of just walking on FLAT icy surfaces. Can’t imagine trying to make haste with patches to keep an eye out for ! Thankful only an ‘owie’ shin and pole and hope that’s the worst that’ll befall you, little lady. Stay in touch and supported by all the love, prayers, good wishes and amazement following you. We’re enjoying a chill AGAIN in Houston but know it’s short lived since it’s mid-April. Pack some Baby Ruths and keep on heading toward that CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE. Love those Smokies and your gorgeous photos to the folks back home ❤


  3. I’m so happy to see all of your mountainscapes! The Smokies are indeed beautiful, especially when you get up high enough to see views like that. Sounds like you had a wonderful time there in spite of the bone-chilling temps. I love the pictures of the actual trail, too. I think almost any hiker recognizes the invitation of that open trail, calling them into the woods. Makes my feet want to start hiking!

    Sounds like you are making great progress, but I hope you can take it easy on yourself. I’ve been praying for you and hoping all is well.


    1. My sister teases me about my fascination with ‘the path’…I love pictures of them. What is just around the bend? I find myself taking pics of the path when it’s beautiful but there are many places where it is not dirt, but rocks and boulders. I’m sure you know that but a lot of people only see what I show them. I hope you can get out there soon!


  4. Reboun, I just looked at your pictures, do you realize one of your poles is bent? Lol I am very glad you were not hurt. The trail has its diffuculties, staying upright for the entire length of it is nearly impossible. I’m glad you are taking refuge during the snow. Minnesota was hit with 14 plus inches where our kids live. As a hiker, you don’t need to mess with that stuff. Try to enjoy your stay, maybe hit a hot spring to soak your muscles?


  5. Yes, my dear daughter, I have a hard time with cold weather, so why did we move to Oklahoma? Temp here this morning was @ 30 degrees. May be a record here for this late in April. Well, as far as your mountain pictures they are GREAT!! Sounds like you are resolved to finish, and resolve is good. It’s good to listen to your body, however, the Word says, “the Holy Spirit will lead you into ALL truth”, listen to Him. And, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, (Jesus), and He shall direct your PATHS. Pro. 3:5-6. Forgive me, but just one more; ” The steps of a good man (or woman), are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way: Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds him with his hand”. Psalms 37:23-24. Your courage in doing this trail sure prompts a lot of encouraging Scriptures to assist you in your hike. I’m sure you’re bringing up many of them yourself as you go. I’m watching your progress, but our God sees every step you make.
    I love you, and really appreciate the way Bud helps and assists you!

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    1. I appreciate the encouraging scriptures. I could use some prayers right now. Not feeling very ‘resolved’ today. Something has upset me and I’m too upset to write about it. Most people would not think it’s big deal, but it’s a big deal to ME, today, and I can’t stop crying. I could use some prayers because I can’t seem to pull myself together. It’s kind of embarrassing.


      1. Hey now, if it’s a big deal to you, it’s a big deal. You stay strong. I am reading this, probably to late to offer much help, but I just said a prayer, and will say another before I go to sleep.

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