Appalachian Trail

2,000 Miles

July 14.  I went to bed stuffed with a stomach ache from the fish fry and drinks.  At 3 AM I got up to use the restroom and realized I was starving again.  I think the mountains of Southern Maine are finally giving me the hiker hunger.  We slept in […]

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Stratton, Maine

July 13.  Happy Trail Friday!  We were going to town!  It is a lot easier waking up and going to town rather than leaving town.  We started moving around 5:30 and hit the trail.  First though I visited the privy and stopped by the spring for more great water.  Our […]

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Andover, Maine

July 10.  The plan was to wake up early and get into Andover by 8:30 when the post office opened…but after the 26 mile, 15 hour hike yesterday it was much easier to sleep in!  Last night when I crawled in my tent I heard something moving around outside, but […]

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Mahoosuc Notch

July 9.  Woke up early in my tent…not because I wanted to, but because someone’s phone alarm clock was going off.  Another hiker rolled in late, after dark, not a problem.  He also had a dog with him and as the hiker headed down to get water he left his […]

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Welcome To Maine

July 8.  Four months ago today I started hiking the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain, Georgia.  Today I woke up in New Hampshire, 15 miles from Maine, and 298 miles from the end.  I woke up for the second morning in a row in the same hotel bed…I was getting […]

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