This Yankee is one step closer to home


Just crossed another milestone. This Yankee (actually I am a Red Sox fan) is one step closer to home. Feels great to have accomplished so much. 

I got a new toy also last night


A Crocodile Dundee knife.  I am one bad a$$ hiker chick now. I fellow hiker decided he didn’t need it and was going to leave it at the shelter. I quickly claimed it. 


I hav always said the trail provides. My new toy came in handy this afternoon. It was used to behead a rattle snake that would not leave our shelter area. 


This guy was on the trail about 100 yards from the shelter and tenting area. It moved off the trail and came up into the camp area. As I was fetching water fellow hikers took “care” of him with my big blade. 

Emily M. Leonard

About Emily M. Leonard

I am a 50 year old Maine native and lover of the outdoors. Former Physical Education teacher and soccer coach. I am Married to the best husband ever and gave up teaching and coaching to raise our two wonderful sons. I have always enjoyed being outside and on the go.