Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 9 hiking the Continental Divide Trail

So, here’s the deal. I very much appreciate all the support you blog readers give to me. I have a transcriber, John Clark, who posts photos and emails from this hike to my Trailjournals site. I connect when I can, … Continue reading

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Hiking the CDT: Day 4

Day 4 Slack pack of 6 miles from N of Deming back to Deming Today we welcome a guest entry by General Lee. I asked Lee, Train, and Louis to submit their own entries for occasional posting here. Lee was … Continue reading

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Hiking the CDT: Day 3

Day 3 White Dome tank to American Inn, Deming 20 miles The freakin’ road walk of 15 miles put the hurt on MeGaTex today. We got off to an early start, hiking by 7:30 AM, and enjoyed the gravel road … Continue reading

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Hiking the CDT: Day 2

Day 2 Near Willie Pritchard’s to water tower 18 miles “Would you like to spend more time relaxing in a motel tomorrow or surrounded by and on top of cow shit?”, asked General Lee. At this point we had just … Continue reading

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Hiking the CDT: Day 1

Day 1 End point approx 4 miles west Willie Pritchard’s approaching Route 11 Mileage 22 “There is no escaping it,” said Louis, as we pondered our fate on our first day of walking. We later learned that I-10 and Route … Continue reading

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Texas and New Mexico Welcome MeGaTex

Made it to our launch pad at the American Inn of Deming, NM in style. I negotiated three plane flights to finally reach El Paso , where I was greeted by General Lee and Emily , our new trail angel, … Continue reading

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Getting ready to leave blues

“You are going to come back as a feral individual. I know that’s going to happen”, said my wife Marcia yesterday. The last three days before my thru-hike attempt of the CDT were anxiety-producing and tiring. There is no downloadable … Continue reading

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‘North Pond Hermit’ a ‘model prisoner,’ bail set at $5,000 — Augusta — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

I’ve received numerous comments from my post about the arrest of Christopher Knight, now dubbed “The North Pond Hermit”. Here’s an update on his continued resistance to connecting to a society he walked away from decades ago. The link brings … Continue reading

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Still slipping and sliding in the Camden Hills

The day was dry, but the footing was often wet, but I made it up and around with nothing more than wet feet on today’s training hike. The mandatory picture from the top of Mt. Megunticook shows the remains of … Continue reading

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Donn Fendler film getting closer to becoming a reality — Bangor Daily News

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine, By Alex Barber — Just like the lost boy atop Mount Katahdin in 1939, two filmmakers are in the midst of a long journey with an uncertain outcome. Waterville, ME native Ryan Cook hopes his project turns … Continue reading

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