Category Archives: may

A little homesick

16.4 into fort Montgomery (where west point is) for a cheap hotel night with nomad and witch Doctor. We passed 1400 miles, climbed bear mountain, and walked through a zoo. The AT takes you straight through the “trailside zoo” and … Continue reading

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Rainy day

Slept really well last night. One of the deepest sleeps on trail. Only woke up once in the night. Still up by 5 but i actually felt very rested. Probably because I got to camp only a little before the … Continue reading

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Happy memorial day weekend

Currently in NJ at mile1339.1 at the “secret shelter.” Not that secret since it is in the guide book, but it is private property and for thru hikers only. This is heavenly after the crowds we’ve been experiencing with memorial … Continue reading

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Palmerton

This morning was magical. Packed up and headed to Bert’s for breakfast around 7:30. Ended up meeting a bunch of locals that took really good care of us. Nick, pictured on far left picked up our tab after eating breakfast … Continue reading

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I’m in jail

Actually it’s just the basement of an old cop station, but by the description in our guide book it sounded like we would be staying in old jail cells. It is a really awesome spot though. Palmerton PA- happening little … Continue reading

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Allentown shelter

Great day. Julia and I got our sweat on in the 80+ degree weather, and now I have someone outside of the thru hiker community to understand the pain on the PA rocks. I feel validated. She would say “really!??!” … Continue reading

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Julia

My big sister came to hike with me, obviously best day ever! Saw a timber rattler pretending to be a rock!!! .. I wish I had a picture for you, but Julia wouldn’t let me get close enough. Fair enough, … Continue reading

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Port clinton

Today was long.. and I had kind of given up on it being a good day, but things turned around at the end. It was supposed to rain all day, it didn’t. The rocks were very very tough on our … Continue reading

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501

Staying at the famous 501 shelter tonight. Hiked 18. Hitched to town with Giuseppe to buy toilet paper. Our rides into and out of town were interesting to say the least. Mennonites took us, and an ex drug dealer turned … Continue reading

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Just me

Hiked solo all day today, and while I love my friends, I do love my alone time. Rocked out 23 miles into Rauch shelter. Ayce went on (I think) and the others rolled in one at a time. Interesting night. … Continue reading

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