The Snuggle Diaries

Hello, I’m Snuggles, Darwin’s wife! Welcome to my blog! 

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A Solo Goal Up Mt. Elden

Landing On Both Feet

I Enter The Woods

Looking Beyond My Own Trail

Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir – REVIEW

Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph – REVIEW

Sounds and Sights of Spring

Where I Have Been

Thought-Provoking Feel-Goods

Stuff I’ve Been Doing…

Book Adventure


Formulated On A Day Hike…

9/5/2013: Breathing In

The 34th Year To Explore

In My Tent

07/30/2018 – Rattlesnake Lake

In the Presence of Sheep

Coconino National Forest: A Love Letter

Same Trail, Different View

Frozen Time

2019 POSTS:

The Year Coming To A Close

Ditties From Here To There

Cades Cove Virtual Run

The Things A Camera Can’t Capture…

A Weekend Visiting The Past

Hiking with Friends

When You Find My Body- REVIEW

AZT Weekend

A Playground Full Of Trees And Meadows

A Trail Run Of Bad Decisions…

The Journey Around Mount Hood

The Magic Hikers Leave Behind

That Tingly Feeling Before A Trip…

To Lose A Day In The Forest…

All Connected

Taking A Walk Instead

Just When You Think You Know A Place…

June Things, Places and Doings

The Dirtbag’s Guide to Life – Review

The Seasons Change

Our Last Days In The Gorge

Return to Red River Gorge

4 Day/3 Night Red River Gorge Trip Gear List

While Darwin’s Away…


Earth Day Ride

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home – REVIEW

Enjoying A Brew While Listening To A Bird…

A Sunshine-y Ditty…

Quick Nature Fix: Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Learning To See – Review

Four Years Ago, On A Trail Far, Far, Away…

Updates From The Mid-West

Frozen Water Fun

I Am A Leaf

Disfigured By Love

Trail Expectations

A List Of Recent Happenings and Future Plans…

Trail Running In Cereal

Sharp Top, A Historical Novel – REVIEW

What We Didn’t See In Antelope Canyon

Van Life & Writer’s Block

Sharing The Perfect Experience…

2018 POSTS:

Holiday Hike

A Year Of Growth

Lost In Waves Of Sand

The Blue Ridge Parkway By Foot – Review

An Interesting Place…

Mini Misadventures

The Season of Reflection and Gratitude

Hiker Trash Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Snuggles’ Blue Ridge Parkway Gear List

Blue Ridge Parkway Tour Part II

Blue Ridge Parkway Tour Part I

Between Two Worlds

Riding The Climb

Challenging The Comfort Zone

Backpacking Gear and Those Who Use It

Purple Rain Adventure Skirt Review

Hometown Changes

Engineering Eden: REVIEW

Bowie, Adventure Companion

The Last Visit To Joshua Tree

Cruising Into Idyllwild

A Blur Of Activity …

The Most Treacherous Road To Darwin

The Things That Remain

Macabi Knee Length Skirt Review

Updates & Other Musings

The Heart Of An Experience, People

Thru-Hiking The Appalachian Trail: 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts- REVIEW

Audio Touring A National Park

Two Weeks Without A Shower

A Traveling Fear Comes True: Part II

A Traveling Fear Comes True: Part I

In Defense Of Bowie: A Leashed Dog

Even More Hikers I Have Known…

The Long Walk – Review

Getting Grumpy at Kennedy Meadows

Determined To Get To Lake Isabella

Van Life: This Is My Day

Wild Animals I Have Known – Review

A Few More Hikers I Have Known

The Last Season – Review

A Few Hikers I Have Known

And So It Begins…

Traveling Alongside the PCT…

Desert-ey Things I Have Discovered and Pondered This Week…

Girl In The Woods – REVIEW

A Blooming Desert

Departure Into The Unknown…

GoGirl Review

Like Any Animal, I Am Aging

 Mountain Crossings & Southbounders

The Hidden Life of Trees – REVIEW

Going Home Part III: What I Discovered In Virginia

Going Home Part II: Travel Time, Tramily and Trail Towns

Going Home


2017 POSTS:

Papaw’s Path

The Desert Wind

Camping With Kids

There Is No Wrong Way To Experience A Trail

Negligence In A National Forest

Painted Blazes: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Loner – Review

Random Thoughts and Happenings While Living in a National Forest…

ROAM Silicone Rings – Review

Goodbye Albuquerque!

Crying In The Woods

The Stallion Gets Broken Into

Things I Learned The First Week Living In A Camper…

The Stranger In The Woods – Review

The Trees They Are a-Swayin

Friends From Home

Macabi Outdoor Travel Skirt Review

The Lost Vacation

The Long-Shadowed Forest – Review

Flashback to Kansas: August 4, 2015

Random Happenings: A Brief Blurb

TWA Canyon Hike – Trip Report

Taking A Look At The Trees & Me

Trail Magic Off Trail

Hiker Stank Nostalgia & Lessons From A Hermit

A Friend and Mother Nature

A Week Closer To Adventure

Looking Back Into the Wild

Following The Boot Marks Of Those Before Us

A Seven Day Adventure and I Wasn’t There

Theo The Travel Trailer’s Innards

Personal Spring Cleaning

Bowie Poops and Bolted Floors

The Image of Me

Tarp, Tarp, Everywhere a Tarp

I Like to Ride My Bicycle, I Like to Ride My Bike

Theodore The Travel Trailer Redo

The Trail Less Traveled Led to a Travel Trailer

The Trail Of Life

The Dead-End Trail To The Couch

The Feral One…Grrr

A New Mountain, A New Year


2016 POSTS:

Holiday Hiking Extravaganza

A Trip To Hell

An Environmentally Un-Friendly Walk

The Long Way

Thank You National Parks!

You, Me, Bowie and the Trees

My Little Headlamp

The Unexpected Return Of The Beard

A Cold Day on the CDT – Trip Report

A New Adventure


2015-2016 Appalachian Trail Lists:

Snuggles’ 2016 AT Thru-Hike Gear List

Snuggles’ Mental AT Prep List


2015 – 2016 Appalachian Trail Journals:

Our Last Days In The Wilderness

Entering The 100 Miles

A Nice Drizzle

Crossing the Border

A Man Named Washington

Option C: I Hate Waterfalls

6/19/16 – The Power of Ice Cream and Kindness

Attacked By Birch…

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Fog of Foreshadow

Harper’s Ferry

The Wavy One…

Hiking to Beer

The Return to Trail

 A ZipLine to Soda

The Lizard King

Random Musings Of A Zero Day

Kevin Bacon & The River

A typical day on the AT

The Twenty Question Hitch

3/27/15 Patrick Swayze and the Smokey Mountains

3/25/15 The NOC

3/13/15 Mountain Crossings Hostel