A blog about two hikers: Dormouse and Dirt Stew
Dormouse and Dirt Stew hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound from Georgia to Maine in 2010, and hiked the Pacific Crest Trail southbound from Canada to Mexico in 2014.
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 is 30 years old, grew up in Charlottesville, VA and went to school for Chemical Engineering at Bucknell. She likes to hike, juggle, scuba dive and travel to awesome places that let her do more of those things.
Dirt Stew is 32 years old, 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, juggle, play Ultimate Frisbee, and travel places that allow him to learn about the natural world.
After we hiked the Appalachian Trail together, we moved from the East Coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, where we lived for a few years. Shortly after the Appalachian Trail, we knew we wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail as well. We were infected with the hiking-bug! We were married in 2012, and after Dirt Stew’s father passed away in 2013, we realized that life is short, and decided the time to hike was not later, but NOW. We started preparing for a 2014 hike of the PCT. After completing our hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, we decided to move back east to be closer to family. We now live in Asheville, North Carolina and work part time guiding hikes for Blue Ridge Hiking Company.
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