My name is Carol and I’m a retired USAF officer, a mother to three (mostly) grown kids, the wife of another retired USAF officer, a trail / ultra runner and a thru-hiker. When I retired a few years ago, after spending my entire adult life in the Air Force, I decided that my retirement would be about doing all the things I’d felt I needed to say “no” to while working full time, moving every year or two and raising a family. Many of those things involve trails, dirt and outdoor adventuring.
In preparation for ultra races, rim-to-rim-to-rim crossings of the Grand Canyon and my first thru-hike, I have found the experiences and advice of others entertaining, inspirational and hugely helpful. Accordingly, the purpose of this blog is three-fold:
- A journal and photo album for my reference & reminiscence.
- To allow family and friends who are interested in my adventures to follow along.
- To enable other adventurers to benefit from my experiences in the same way I’ve benefitted from the race reports, blog posts and gear lists I’ve devoured since I began finding my dirt.
Here’s to adventuring!