Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mahoosuc(k) Notch

25 June 2014 (Day 115) – Crazy days in Maine. Two days ago I traversed Maine’s Mahoosuc Notch and Mahoosuc Arm. The Notch is considered the hardest mile on the A.T. and the Arm is an extreme climb that immediately … Continue reading

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MAINE!

24 June 2014 (Day 112) – I entered Maine today – the final State of 14. Woot! Maine has 281.5 miles of the A.T. I have to temper my excitement somewhat since few of these miles are considered easy. The … Continue reading

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Top of the World

22 June 2014 (Day 110) – Amazing day hiking! Climbed 7 peaks within the Presidential Range of the White Mountains: Mts Pierce, Franklin, Monroe, Washington, Clay, Jefferson, and Madison. It was a bluebird day with unlimited visibility, 5 MPH winds, … Continue reading

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The Moose is Loose.

18 June 2014 (Day 106) – Wow. What a day in the mountains. The summit of Mt Moosilauke was fogged in and 40 degrees with a wicked wind blowing at 30+ MPH. The hike up was long, steep and punctuated … Continue reading

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Trail Magic

17 June 2014 – Trail Magic is an unexpected gift given along the A.T. It can be as simple as a container full of candy left beside the trail: Fruit left at a rest area (the box of donuts was … Continue reading

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Protein FTW!

17 June 2014 (Day 104) – I get plenty of carbohydrates on the trail. Pop Tarts, candy bars, granola are typical fare. Protein is far more difficult to pack but I eat a half jar of peanut butter per day … Continue reading

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The White Mountains of NH

17 June 2014 (Day 105) – I will enter the White Mountains of New Hampshire in earnest tomorrow. The first mountain in the chain is a doozy. Second only to Mt Katahdin in length and steepness of climb, Mt Moosilauke … Continue reading

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13 down, one to go.

15 June 14 (Day 103) – Entered New Hampshire this morning. Second to last State on my hike but potentially the most difficult. The White Mountains will pose a challenge starting in 3 days. I am looking forward to climbing … Continue reading

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Century Mark

12 June 2014 (Day 100) – Two milestones today. I’ve been hiking the A.T. for 100 days and I have less than 500 miles remaining. I had hoped to celebrate my century mark on Killington Mountain taking in the view … Continue reading

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Art in the Woods

12 June 2014 – I’ve come across 3 of these seemingly random rock sculpture gardens. They’re always a surprise and a welcome distraction.

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