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I just walked 2185.3 miles.

12 July 2014 (Day 129) – 2185.3 miles. 14 States. 129 days. My Appalachian Trail thru-hike ended on the summit of Mt Katahdin, Maine on a glorious, bluebird day. By far, this adventure has been the most challenging thing I … Continue reading

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End Game

4 July 2014 (Day 122) – Monson, ME is the last town near the Trail before the Hundred Mile Wilderness (HMW). For Southbound (SOBO) hikers, it’s their first opportunity to get off the Trail, shower, resupply, and sleep in a … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay the Ferryman

3 July 2014 (Day 121) – The Appalachian Trail in Maine has many, many river crossings. Most hikers ford them by simply walking through the water in their hiking shoes. The shoes are probably already wet, so they cannot get … Continue reading

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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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