Monthly Archives: July 2016

Day 87 on the Appalachian Trail

Rain started falling last night and continued through this morning. Was I glad to have slept in the shelter. Clay and I packed up and left the dry shelter at 6:30am in the rain. The trail climbed gently for half a mile then started its descent to MA Hwy 2. Keeping upright on the steeper…
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Day 86 on the Appalachian Trail

Clay and I were up at 5:45am. I ate the Backpacker Pantry granola that I scored from the hiker box at the motel. The highly fatty granola kept me going all morning. We left at 6:30am and walked a mile through town to the trail. I headed uphill for a 1000-foot climb to a ridge…
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Day 85 on the Appalachian Trail

I arose early and packed my gear in order to be first in line for pancakes and coffee at 6:30am. After the delightful breakfast, Clay and I left at 7:15am. He motored on toward our day's destination, the Shamrock Motel in Dalton, MA. I followed more slowly. The Appalachian Trail descended for a mile to…
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Day 84 on the Appalachian Trail

The south-bounders last night extolled the virtues of the Upper Goose Pond cabin, 21 miles ahead. That became my goal for tomorrow. I set forth at 6:15am with a 2-mile descent to MA Hwy 23. Then uphill for a mile followed by a 6-mile jaunt over a series of ups and downs. A long downhill…
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