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Hope Floats Section 11a-16a Mountains-to-Sea Trail

By Danelle Hallenbeck | April 25, 2017 | 0

When I first signed up with Hope Floats, NC it was to complete sections 11-16 of the Mountain to Sea Trail . When I finished the journey with Hope Floats, NC, completing those sections of the trail became just a nice thing that happened. It became so much more than that! I truly am honored to have been a […]

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Catherine’s Lessons

By Danelle Hallenbeck | April 15, 2017

With 1 in 4 people being diagnosed with some kind of cancer, another story may not be that interesting…., but what makes it valuable is sharing the personal lessons that one is able to learn along the journey. We’re conditioned to respond deeply and seriously to a cancer diagnosis as many of us have lost […]

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The Storm Section 6 MST

By Danelle Hallenbeck | March 28, 2017

As I sat in my tent to wait for the rain to stop, the wind started to pick up and Boom! The loudest thunder I have ever heard. It felt like it shook the mountain to its core and the rain started pouring. I started to get a little concerned because I could not access […]

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Reflections and the MST Section 6

By Danelle Hallenbeck | March 27, 2017

The Trail Sunday my husband drop me off to hike the Stone Mountain Park of Section 6 and start section 5 of the MST. My plan was to stay and hike for seven days.  After setting my tent up in the rain and parking my car on the parkway, miles away from where I was, he left. […]

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Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, 
Whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. 
All scars she heals, 
whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts.

John Muir