Meet my hiking partners Andrew Bement and Mozzie


This is Andrew and Mozzie. We will be hiking partners. He has been a blessing already and the hike hasn’t even started yet. We met at LLBean a few weeks ago and hit it off. Neither one of us were looking for a hiking companion but it just seemed like the thing to do.

We are at Amicalola Falls State Park in GA for the night. We had  two beautiful sunny warm days of travel time in the car to get here. Bruce, my husband did most of the driving. This place is actually stunning. A very nice lodge built at the top of a ridge looking west over a mountain range that seems to go on foreve.r

Our own personal welcome committee was here to greet us. Jimmy and I Believe, Cozy and Bison, and Owl Bear, and Mom and Dad. It was really special. I Believe, Cozi, Bison, and Owl Bear (trailnames) all hiked the Appalchian Trail last year and I followed them through their journal and provided trail Magic at times.

My trailnames is BlackBear. I am a UMaine graduated. M.A.I.N.E Go Blue

We checked in at the vistor center and weighed our packs. I am hiker 303 and Andrew is 304. My packed weighed 34 pounds and Andrews weighed in at 48 pounds. He gets to carry dog found also. All for the Moz.

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.