Monthly Archives: August 2016

Day 91 on the Appalachian Trail

I got going at 7am, later than usual. After a short walk, I reached the summit of Bromley Mountain and the top of a ski run. It would have been a great place to spend the night. Heading north, I dropped down for two miles through thick forest to a road then uphill for two…
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Day 90 on the Appalachian Trail

Last night, two hikers woke me up while putting up their tent. The female's shrill laugh was especially annoying. Finally, they ceased their noise making. Joe, Achilles, and I woke up early and started hiking at 6:30am. The high point of the day was Stratton Mountain. The 1600-foot climb was surprisingly easy, a reflection of…
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Day 89 on the Appalachian Trail

The word for day was 'slop', a consequence of last night's heavy rain, plus poor drainage on the trail. I awoke this morning to drizzle then fell back asleep. At 6:15am, I walked outside to pee and discovered that what I thought was rain was actually water dripping from the tree canopy. I packed up,…
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Day 88 on the Appalachian Trail

I crossed several milestones today. I left Massachusetts and entered Vermont and started the Long Trail (see photo), which coincides with the Appalachian Trail for 105 miles and I passed the 1600-mile mark. This morning, I left my room quietly to not bother Refill and walked to the motel office for breakfast. After helping myself…
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