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OK, I’m coming out of my hole.

OK, I’m coming out of my hole.

A solid week ago now, Lentil texted me, demanding, and I quote: “Update your damn blog already!!!” Despite the friendly chiding, I was still preoccupied with my post-AT adventures. And since I had been solidifying these plans for a while pre-Katahdin, I couldn’t just interrupt them to write a blog post, if you’ll excuse my … Continue reading

Meet 2013 AT Thru Hiker #462

Meet 2013 AT Thru Hiker #462

March 7, 2013 – September 18, 2013 I’ll share more in the following days, but I wanted to let you all know that I summited Katahdin yesterday as the 462nd thru-hiker for 2013, six months and eleven days after I started at Springer Mountain. Thank you all for your support, from trail magic to letters … Continue reading

I’m ready for Katahdin.

I’m ready for Katahdin.

I’m not sure if it’s by design, but the AT has a way of preparing a thru hiker to be done. And I’m not talking physically either. Yes, we are in peak hiking condition by the time we reach the climax of our hike, but even more so, we are mentally ready to finish the … Continue reading

The Whites versus southern Maine

The Whites versus southern Maine

I was prepared for The Whites. I had the notion that they would be challenging and slowed down accordingly. As long as one sets one’s expectations lower as far as pace and mileage, the experience can be rewarding and fulfilling. As far as southern Maine, well, let’s just say I’ve had to reset my expectations. … Continue reading

There is no rushing through The Whites

There is no rushing through The Whites

Last Friday I hiked out of Glencliff, NH and over Mount Moosilauke, the first peak going north that one reaches in the White Mountains. The day before I had hiked 10 miles into the Hiker’s Welcome Hostel in Glencliff and spent the rest of the day lounging on the hammock, watching movies, napping. The space … Continue reading

Time to get my winter gear back

Time to get my winter gear back

A quick entry to let you all know how I’m doing. I just went to the post office today and picked up my winter gear. Winter gear?! In August?! Let me assure you that it is absolutely necessary. Since last I said hello, my fellow hikers and I marched right through the state of Vermont. … Continue reading