Post Tagged with: "Appalachian Trail"

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Blankets

Blankets While hiking the Appalachian Trail I was told a story from a friend and fellow hiker, Arlo.  The story was about his friend who had thru-hiked the year before us.  As I do not recall his friend’s name, lets call him Tom.  As Tom hiked north from Springer Mtn. in Georgia towards Mt. Katahdin in Maine he grew.  Not […]

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2007 - PCT - I'm down to this.

Cutting Pack Weight

Cutting Pack Weight   Ever wonder how those hikers with the tiny overnight packs manage to survive the night with such small packs.  Read on and I’ll tell you, so you can do it yourself. It pains me greatly when I go hiking and see people laboring to carry massive packs through the woods.  I ponder what they have in […]

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My not so large pack on the PCT in 2007.

Pack vs. Pack

Pack vs. Pack So a while back I did a post called AT vs. PCT where I compared the numbers of both my hikes.  I said I would do a gear comparison.  In the process of doing so I realized I had never posted a post I wrote on how to cut pack weight.  While finishing up that post I […]

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Me finishing the AT 2001

AT 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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Mom looked like the fat on here but at least twice as fat

The Leach Story

The Leach Story So if you think I’m some tough bad ass hiker dude because of my 1000’s of miles of hiking, this story may change your mind some.  It will tell you how a tiny little creature turned this trail harden man into a screaming school girl.  (No offense ladies)  -scatman I was on my first ever thru-hike.  On […]

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DONE!

AT 2001 – Day 153 – 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 – Day 152 – Hurd Brook – Daisy Pond Lean-to

AT 2001 – Day 152 – 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 – Day 151 – 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 – Day 150 – 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 – Day 149 – 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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