Help us help the American Cancer Society

As I was preparing for this journey, I felt that I needed some higher purpose to help me stayed motivated to continue training and conditioning.  While I am fit enough and have strong legs to help me walk/hike this 190-mile adventure, some folks don’t have that pleasure.

Tomorrow is a year to the day that my cousin passed away from cancer – specifically melanoma.  And since I never followed through in making the donation in her name that I had wanted to do, I thought I’d set up a fundraising effort to raise important funds for research for the cure of this disease – and dedicate my walk to her and others.  Unfortunately, so many of us know folks who are living with or have battled cancer.  We need to help kick cancer’s butt.

Since posting the link last week, we have already raised over 50% of our goal of $1900.  (Our gratitude to those who have made generous donations already!!)  Would you please consider donating, too?  Please click this link: or click the link under the Fundraising Efforts box to make a donation.  We are grateful for your support!

Oh, the packing!

Wow!  I thought I would do myself a favor and started gathering all the items on my packing list together in one place.  I’m a little concerned by the amount of stuff – jeez!

We will carry our day packs on our backs, and a pack company will cart our ‘big bags’ from town to town (I know, it’s so she-she!).  The problem is that our big bags can’t be heavier than 40 pounds.  So, I think I might need to rethink some things.

This will be another lesson for me – pack like Miss Caroline!

Getting Ready to Leave

This is the blog of Caroline Wright and Carla Wilson who have decided to take an adventure this year and walk approximately 200 miles across England, from the western shores of Cumbria, to the Yorkshire’s North Sea coast.  The walk passes through three beautiful English national parks:  The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The  Yorkshire Moors.

We will try and post on the go — cell phone connection permitting — we hear it can be pretty erratic!  Please sign up for our RSS feed or email subscription to get our latest posts as we travel.