Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hiking with the Wolf Boys!

No I wasn't out at LaPush beach with the Twilight crowd, these Wolf boys are from North Carolina. I spent the day hiking around Latta Plantation Park with my friend Linda and her boys. We had a very nice day, got lots of letterboxes and saw lots of interesting flora and fauna. The Passion flower was all over the place and the wolves were convinced it was an alien species...ready to turn us into Pod People! As evidenced by the Pod-like fruit that the vines held. Were these other hikers who had been dawdling along the trail? We better make a beeline back to the car.

The next day I drove up to Lake Norman State Park and dodged raindrops while hiking around the Lakeshore Trail.

I had to work a few days with no time to hike and then on Tuesday, I landed in Seattle and was able to get in 2 more miles at the Des Moines Creek Trail by SeaTac. Blackberries are barely ready to be picked and they are doing more clearing of the creek on this trail underneath the flight path to the SeaTac runways.

I flew back to NC the next morning and spent some time in the afternoon on the South Prong of the Rocky River Greenway in Davidson, NC. I did 2 more miles to reach my 40 mile goal, but I still plan to do some PCT miles next week when I meet with Ryan again on the Pacific Crest Trail.

I have reached my mileage goal!! I am up to 40 miles hiked and Ryan and I together have raised $695 for the WTA! Still
$805 more to reach our goal of $1500.

I hope to hike a couple of miles on the PCT with Ryan when I see him again! His blog is

and we have a webpage on the WTA website


and my individual fund-raising page:

I hope to hike at least 40 miles on my own at home( and at this point I might even make it to 50 miles!!), on my layovers at work and while joining Ryan on the PCT. If you don’t want to donate via credit card on the website, checks can be made out to WTA and sent to me at the address below. Thanks so much for any help you can provide!

Amanda Arkebauer, PO Box 16131, Seattle, WA 98116


Anonymous said...

Cool! Beautiful pics.

Unknown said...

I'm telling ya, anyone seeing those strange flowers and the PODS knows it's got to be from an alien ship!! Either that or from critters in that well...

Then again, I did take a good beating to the head when Ben whacked me with his water bottle to get the spider off my head!!

We sure had a fun day hiking and finding cool stuff!!

The Wolf Family

Lea said...

So glad you made it out there since we had to avoid in during the 100 degree weather!

Anonymous said...

Are these the same WOLVES who adopted my box in Matthews?? So fun!!

Amanda I'm not boxing much these days, but have logged in and enjoyed your recent posts.....especially glad that you are safe from that mud adventure...oh my!! Craziness. I can't even imagine what I'd do if something like that happened with my 2 little ones....oh my. I need to get hiking wise....Keep up the great hiking work!!
A-Bear ;)