Category Archives: Appalachian trail

Day 18 on the Southern Tier Route

Day 18 on the Southern Tier Route. The hardest day thus far. In view of my planned 90-mile day, I hit the road at 7:30 A.M. after drinking a quart of chocolate milk (882 calories). Heavy clouds hung low in the sky and a brisk headwind blew.
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Afterword

It's been a week since I left the trail. The cuts on my legs are healing nicely. Most of the pains have subsided, although my right shoulder is still stiff from a fall during the second to last day on the trail.
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Back at the Appalachian Trail – Day 14

The featured attraction of the day was Mahoosuc Notch, a mile-long slot filled with giant boulders between two steep hillsides. It's reputed to be the hardest mile on the AT. I arrived at the southern end after walking 1.5 miles.
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Back at the Appalachian Trail – Day 13

Today featured sun, two downpours, a fall, a daddy shelter. The day started well enough walking past Page Pond and Dream Lake in the first three miles. A 500-ft descent brought me to the turnoff to the Gentian Pond shelter.
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