Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Hampshire!

Made it into Hanover and New Hampshire!

Very friendly, very affluent, college (Dartmouth) town. Decided to take a much needed 1/2 day and get some rest before starting the dreaded White Mountains.

Met Jennifer Pharr Davis at the post office. She holds the record for the fastest AT thru hike at 46 days and some change. She offered us a ride to the hotel and gave us some much appreciated insight to the trail ahead. Excited and nervous for what's to come. Very hard but very rewarding hiking ahead.

Also, said goodbye to another pair of shoes. Thanks for 900 miles!

440 miles left to go!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Massachusetts and Vermont

Sorry for the lack of updates, signal troubles.

Made it through the rest of Massachusetts and into Vermont! I've honestly really enjoyed these states. Definitely some pretty New England terrain. The landscape is changing and I've noticed a lot of trees we don't have in Georgia. The terrain is also changing and getting harder. We have been re-introduced to mountains again and huge climbs up and down.

Into Killington VT and 1701 miles down! Should reach Hanover and New Hampshire in the next few days!

Friday, June 14, 2013


And into another state I've never even been to. It should be noted that the AT in Connecticut is only 50 some odd miles long, so while it may appear I'm flying through them, these couple states go by fast anyways.

Connecticut was very scenic and I would have thoroughly enjoyed it had it not rained pretty much non stop. Gross. 

Also, disclaimer to thru hikers behind me: avoid Kent. Not hiker friendly. Especially the laundry mat, which is run by a very scary lady.

1500+ miles down!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Welcome to Connecticut

And good riddance New York. It pains me to say this, but you were worse than Jersey.

Monday, June 10, 2013

NYC and beyond

Pretty much as soon as I stepped into New York, the terrain let me know it. Definitely a lot more ups and downs than I've had in a while. Slower, harder miles for sure.

Decided to take the day off and hopped the bus out of Greenwood Lake into NYC for the day. Saw the major sites...Times Square, Central Park, Empire State. I made some street friends, ate a bunch of pizza and random street food, walked a lot of miles, and then hopped the bus back into town. So much for the day off. It was a good day though, but sensory overload for sure. Way more people, noise, and smells than I'm used to.

So far, New York has been mostly rain, which is a bummer. Spent some time at the bar in Greenwood Lake to kill time while it poured. We made friends with a guy named Richard at the bar. He's a NYPD cop and was a first responder on 9/11. He offered to let us sleep at his place that night. We gladly took the generosity and a free place to stay. Watched some hockey, drank some beer, and heard some awesome stories from a cop in NYC. Great guy!

Slowly but surely trudging out the miles.

1430 miles down, 756 miles to go.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Officially in New Jersey! But at only 70 miles or so, I won't be here for long. Definitely prettier than I had thought it would be. But I could do without the thousands of ticks or the gross brown water (sorry Brian).

It also walks along or crosses several roads. The up side to that is it means an afternoon beer...or a few, is never very far off trail.