I’ve been out playing in the woods for the last week or so. What’s more “primal play” than this? I did a lot more rock climbing than usual, and I enjoyed every minute of that.
Instead of going to Vermont and doing new mileage up there, I decided to clean up some [...]
I’m back from the woods. I’ve barely looked at my pictures as I had work waiting for me at home. Here’s a quick log of what I did.
5/5/2010 – Got to the parking lot at TN91 at 5:30pm and hiked to Iron Mountain Shelter (4.1 miles)
5/6/2010 – Hiked from Iron Mountain Shelter to [...]
Hurricane Mtn Shelter to Lost Mtn Shelter
28.2 AT Miles
20.1 Miles Hiked on the AT and on blue blazed shortcuts
Even with the shortcuts, this was a lot of miles. I did have a terrific day with blue skies and a nice breeze. High UV was the only real problem. The very high elevations [...]
Atkins, VA to Chatfield Shetlter
Tino flew me to Mountain Empire Airport (very friendly place!) since it’s almost on the AT. He took me down to the trail in a borrowed car with “official business” plates, and it immediately started pouring down rain. Since I needed some lip stuff anyway, I went into the Exxon [...]
The day dawned bright and beautiful, and since I’d stayed up late enjoying all that hiker companionship, I got started quite late. I slept well, but I had a lazy morning.
In this short 4.3 miles I was really grateful for my map. There were many junctions with woods roads and trails and the [...]
The walk out of Williamstown was long and long. It really wasn’t longer than the previous day, but since none of it counts and it’s first thing in the morning, it *seems* longer. The trail north was actually straight up someone’s driveway. They had blazes *on* their driveway. I’ve never seen [...]
I hiked from Mark Noepel up and over Greylock and down into Williamstown. The distance to the road was 9.6 miles and I think I walked about 2 miles into town and then out again in the morning. I walked in to town as far as the Howard Johnson’s. There was a [...]
I walked 13.7 miles, not counting the shelter/water trails, which where probably .3.
Breakfast (Duff & Dell’s) the next day was very good, so the whole laundry experience seemed a little easier. Laundry was a one mile walk each way to and from the hotel, but it was all flat, and the weather was nice, [...]
I hiked 20.6 miles to get here, not counting the .5 mile out of Upper Goose Pond Cabin (thought it was pouring down rain. I’d actually rather walk in rain than camp in it anyway). It’s not that I resent that .5 mile or anything, but I also had to walk another .5 [...]
I hiked from Mt. Wilcox South to UGPC, 14.8 miles. I hiked another .75 miles or so on the approach trails for Mt. Wilcox and UGPC, but I did make pretty good time. There was a lovely pond between the two Wilcox shelters. Benedict Pond was much bigger and more dramatic, but [...]