Monthly Archives: August 2017

Day 6 East Coast Trail: Motion Path

 Start: Petty Harbor          End: Miner’s Cove Campsite  26,500 steps                Mileage 8.0 miles  A true Newfoundland breakfast was prepared for us by Mary at 8 this morning at Wild Roses … Continue reading

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Day 5 Eastern Trail : Retreat! 

Start: Freshwater Pond End: Blackwater Road 3k Miles: 1.8 Bailout. The rain that began at midnight was now driving against the tent. The locals who were camped above us slid down the hillside and one of them advised me to … Continue reading

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Day 4 on the Eastern Trail 

Start: Quidi Vidi. End: Gut Freshwater Pond (Campsite E.) Steps: 28,000          Miles 9.1 (15 k) Easy day. We woke and walked down to have a decent breakfast at the Bagel Cafe. Huge cups of rich coffee … Continue reading

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Day 3 on the Eastern Trail

Start: Torbay         End:Quidi Vidi  42,839 steps           miles = 15.2 Sandra was a great host, and her Sea the Sea B & B was a deal for $98 for two.      … Continue reading

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Morning Greeting with the Foxes : Day 2 

I walked to a seriously soaked this morning after condensation passed through the open screening and saturated my sleeping bag and everything else that was inside.    A few minutes after I was out of the tent I was surprised … Continue reading

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Day 1 on Newfoundland’s Eastern Trail      

Start: Cape St. Francis. End: Shoe Cove.  Mileage:  10       First, I really enjoyed my stay at Wild Roses B &B last night. Mary’s place is a one-stop hiker’s oasis, providing airport shuttle, home cooked dinner and breakfast and … Continue reading

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Preparing for Long Distance Hiking

In the next couple of days I am simultaneously prepping for two events. I present this coming Sunday at the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s biennial Conference “Views from the Maine Woods,” which runs August 4-11 at Colby College in Waterville. … Continue reading

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