A blog about two hikers: Dormouse and Dirt Stew
Update: Spring 2022
We are currently living in Durham, NC while Dormouse is in graduate school at Duke University studying Forestry and Environmental Management.
Some of what we’ve done:
Click here to read some articles that we’ve been featured in or have written for other organizations.
A little more about us:
Dormouse and Dirt Stew met in 2008 at a juggling festival at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dormouse had been planning since high school to hike the Appalachian Trail and was hesitant to start a relationship with a handsome sweet juggler, who would certainly break her heart when it was time to leave. But after Dormouse laid the cards on the table, Dirt Stew without hesitation agreed to hike the Appalachian Trail with her. This begins the love story between Dormouse, Dirt Stew, and long distance backpacking.
Dormouse grew up in Charlottesville, VA and went to school for Chemical Engineering at Bucknell. She likes to hike, trail run, juggle, scuba dive and travel to awesome places that let her do more of those things. Between in 2014 she found out that she had hip dysplasia and between 2015 and 2017, she went through several hip surgeries to try to correct for it. You can read about her recovery from the second PAO surgery in Dormouse’s other blog: Screwed up hips
Dirt Stew grew up in Merrick, NY and went to school for Environmental and Forest Biology at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. He likes to hike, trail run, juggle, play Ultimate Frisbee, and travel places that allow him to learn about the natural world. Since he started trail running in 2018, he has completed dozens of ultra-marathons including the famous “Pitchell” — 62 miles from Mount Pisgah to Mount Mitchell.
We’d love to hear from you, either your questions and comments or simply your words of encouragement as we go along!
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