Monthly Archives: May 2011

Guthook Bails on the Grafton

Now that the black flies are out here in Maine in force, is it even reasonable to start thinking about backpacking? I think it is, but where you go here in Maine influences just how decimated and punctured your skin … Continue reading

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What is it Like to Sleep in an Appalachain Trail Shelter?

I picked up this useful, thorough review of everything you want to know about sleeping in an AT shelter from the excellent blog “Section Hiker” . What is it Like to Sleep in an Appalachain Trail Shelter?.

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Trail Days – Saturday

Today was my final day of working at the Four Dog Stove booth. The friendly, playful exchanges between owner Don Kivelus and the potential customers standing on the other side of his expansive three tables of survival and wilderness wares … Continue reading

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Trail Days- Friday

Trail Days -Friday. Frequent surprises today, which included running into Dash, Wild Child, and Chance from the PCT and then from the AT Serial, Marta, Stumpknocker, plus Ms. Gorp. I chatted a bit with “Old Man” Paul Senechal, who runs … Continue reading

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Trail Days- Getting Ready

AT- Day 8 Plan is to be here for thee days at Trail Days, the World’s Largest Backpacking Event. Should be 20,000 or so in a town that is normally under 1,000 in population. This year is the 25th anniversary. … Continue reading

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AT- Day 7

AT -Day 7 Tremendous thunder and lightening storm last night. To the degree that two storms blasted the ridge last night. One at 10:30 PM and another at 3 AM. There was only one other time In my life that … Continue reading

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AT- Day 7

AT -Day 7 Tremendous thunder and lightening storm last night. To the degree that two storms blasted the ridge last night. One at 10:30 PM and another at 3 AM. There was only one other time In my life that … Continue reading

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AT -Day 6

AT – Day 6 13 miles from Vandeventer Shelter to a camping spot 1 mile before Double Springs Shelter. Hiked by myself all day. I started later, by 7:30 and was still able to make the day’s mileage by 2 … Continue reading

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AT – Day 5

AT – Day 5 Bob Peoples’ Kincora hostel is the only place in town now. Braemar down in Hampton is closed this season as is the Dennis Cove hostel/ camping on Dennis Cove Road. Bob still tries to accommodate all … Continue reading

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AT- Day 4

Appalachian Trail- Day 4 Short 3 hour, 6 mile descent this morning into the cabled hostel- Kincora, manned by former New Englander Bob Peoples. I estimated that I’d hit Dennis Cove Road at 10:30 PM and that’s what happened. I … Continue reading

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