Monthly Archives: August 2011

Long Trail Day 25

9 miles up and down Mt. Mansfield today, but  2 miles on Long Trail The hurricane was the real deal here in VT yesterday, with today an atmospheric clearing event.  It was mostly cloudy, often patched with blue sky day, … Continue reading

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Day 24 Long Trail

Rescued by Two Dinners from second night at Deer Run Inn Unique Northeast Kingdom experience last night within a PBR can’s throw from this below par (even for hikers) traveler’s nest. Enter Robbie’s Wildlife Refuge – where definitely lumbered some … Continue reading

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Day 23 Long Trail

Roundtop Shelter to Waterville,VT 4.5 miles. Things on this day-before-Irene Saturday worked out. In the end, we wisely bypassed hiking 18 miles today over 6 mountains in hot ultra humid conditions. Instead, we hiked 4 and 1/2 miles over a … Continue reading

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Day 22 Long Trail

Smuggler’s Notch to Roundtop Shelter 14.5 miles I felt good today and we now have 46.4 miles left until we are done. It was so unusual for us to have received trail magic in the form of a less than … Continue reading

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Day 21 Long Trail

Puffer shelter to Smuggler’s Notch 12 miles. Twelve wet miles. All efforts at crafting a strategy to avoid hiking in the rain failed today. We really had few choices. It was sit in a shelter all day or hike. Mostly … Continue reading

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Day 20 Long Trail

Route 2 to Puffer Shelter 11 miles Today was kind to us. Lee and I met back up with The Weatherman, who was dropped off at Rt 2 at the same time that Tom drove us back from our stay … Continue reading

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Day 19 Long Trail

Bamforth Ridge shelter to Jonesville post office On Rt. 2. 6 miles. Up and at ’em to a beautiful day here in the north country. Were all out of food, but there’s a box full of it waiting for me … Continue reading

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Day 18 Long Trail.

“It’s destructive, It’s beating our bodies to hell!”, said Lee, from our big huge empty shelter tonight. “The honeymoon with this Long Trail is over”, said Bad Influence. I don’t have much to add except that I’m bloodied, bruised, beat, … Continue reading

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Day 17 Long Trail.

to Cowles Cove shelter 13 miles. “Who in their right mind would even be out in this!” exclaimed General Lee, as Bad Influence and I sat with full bellies at 6:00 PM while the rain thundered down upon the metal … Continue reading

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Day 16 Long Trail

Skyline Lodge to warming hut above Sugarbush Ski area 17.5 mile Lee just had the nerve to ask BI and I if we wanted to take a walk with him to see the sunset over to the western side of … Continue reading

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