We are Kaleigh & Tuan Anh Cauble, but on the trail – you can call us Shiitake and Spruce Lee! We are a married, hiking duo who loves all things backpacking and outdoors!
We haven’t always been the most outdoorsy. In fact, when we first met I (Shiitake) wanted to be a makeup artist. I rarely ever went outside, and could not leave the house without a full face of makeup and my hair done to the nines. We spent most of our money on random things, a new car – just stuff we did not need.
We went on our first hike up Blood Mountain on our honeymoon, and we’ve never looked back! This hike showed us how fun that being in nature can be, and how much we needed that disconnect from the real world.
One day, Spruce had this crazy idea to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and boy am I glad he did! We completed our thru-hike on August 7, 2019 and it was one of the best days of our life!
We are just a regular ole couple from Georgia who had little to no hiking experience and lived a completed domesticated lifestyle. If we can do it – then so can you! We want to share our experiences with others in hopes it inspires them to get out and chase their dreams and maybe explore a little nature along the way.
This wouldn’t be a proper about page if we didn’t introduce you to our pride and joy – Akela! He is our four legged, floofy child who makes us laugh on an hourly basis. We rescued him from Blue Ridge Humane society around 3 years ago, and have loved every second!
The best way to connect with us is on Instagram! We post their daily, and are constantly updating our stories! If you ever need anything, or are just looking for someone to chat with, just shoot us a DM!