Category: Appalachian Trail

Me finishing the AT 2001

Appalachian Trail vs. PCT

Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail (AT vs. PCT) When deciding to hike any of the Triple Crown Trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail) it can be hard to know which is the right one to start with.  Typically it used to be the AT, then PCT and finally the CDT.  Now with lighter gear, better […]

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DONE!

AT 2001 – Daisy Pond Lean-to – Katahdin

Day 153 07-30-01 12.8 miles Daisy Pond Lean-to → Katahdin AT – 2168 I’ve done it! I’m sitting on top as I write.  The climb was a piece of cake.  I love it.  Jeff and I climbed like champs.  There were only a handful of people up here when I summited.  There are tons of people now. It hasn’t hit […]

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AT 2001 – Hurd Brook – Daisy Pond Lean-to

AT 2001 – Hurd Brook – Daisy Pond Lean-to

Day 152 07-29-01 11.0 miles Hurd Brook → Daisy Pond Lean-to AT – 2157.0 No E.T. camping.  The bugs weren’t too bad.  We had a owl come into camp right as I started the fire.  Mortis and Jeff went to bed.  I stayed up w/ the fire. None of us could sleep in the am.  We were up at 6am.  […]

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Katahdin

AT 2001 – Wadleigh – Hurd Brook Lean-to

Day 151 07-28-01 19.6 miles Wadleigh → Hurd Brook Lean-to AT – 2149.5 The mosquitoes were bad last night.  I was happy to be in my tent.  Jeff and I talked a bunch from within our tents.  Neither of us could sleep. We got up late around 8am.  The climb up Nesuntabunt Mtn. was tougher than I expected.  I did […]

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Squiggy, Mortis, and Scatman

AT 2001 – Antlers Campsite – Wadleigh Stream Lean-to

Day 150 07-27-01 13.6 miles Antlers Campsite → Wadleigh Stream Lean-to AT – 2129.9 What a great night!  Antlers Campsite was the best.  It’s the most beautiful spot yet.  The sun woke me up at 5 or so but I didn’t get up till 7am.  I thought it was about 8:30 but I was wrong.  So much for sleeping in. […]

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Sunset at Antler's Campsite

AT 2001 – Logen Brook – Antlers Campsite

Day 149 07-26-01 19.6 miles Logen Brook → Antlers Campsite AT – 2116.3 I slept great last night.  Got a late start at 8:40am.  The weather was perfect hiking weather.  Even now it’s wonderful.  The hike itself was a snap except for two tiny climbs.  Other than those two I didn’t break a sweet.  I wasn’t overly excited about the […]

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Having fun with my fro.
AT 2001 – Day 147 – Wilson Valley – Chairback Lean-to

AT 2001 – Day 147 – Wilson Valley – Chairback Lean-to

Day 147 07-24-01 Day 147 Wilson Valley – Chairback Lean-to 15.6 miles, AT 2079.6 Day of Rain 35 There was a mouse running around last night.  I was scared he was going to get into my 6 days of food.  I didnt sleep well at all. I got going slowly.  It was 93% humidity and about 85-90°.  Hiking was so […]

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Man, I was hungry!

AT 2001 – Day 146 – Monson – Wilson Valley Lean-to

Day 146, 07-23-01 Monson – Wilson Valley Lean-to 13.7 miles, AT – 2064.0 Didnt sleep well.  I forgot to mention that I saw a deer (?) in Maine.  None in NH.  I also saw a linx or a Bobcat yesterday. We all had breakfast at the Pie Ladys.  The pancakes were over cooked.  Mom would have loved the beacon, crispy. […]

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Classic AT

AT 2001 – Day 145 – Bald Mtn. – Monson “Pie Ladies”

Day 145, 07-22-01 Bald Mtn. – Monson Pie Ladies 18.7 miles, AT  – 2050.3 I woke up to these two people from Holland banging and throwing pots around.  I was pissed.  They were so noisy.  I did the worst packing job of my pack in a while.  I kept forgetting stuff. I didnt or couldnt see Katahadin from the top of Moxie […]

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