September - October 2016
  • Day30

    Neal's Camp

    October 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Neal picked me up from a random dirt road 3 miles from the finish. I had to walk down it about a mile, because only ATV's could get up it. On the way there were a couple of guys hanging by their ATV's. I stopped to talk and drank a beer with them. When someone offers a beer, I don't hesitate. Soon enough I saw Neal's truck. Welcome sight. A warm seat and a cooler with Long Trail Ale. I had a pleasant drive to the camp. I've been eating since I got here. Out of controlRead more

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  • Day29

    The Finish Line

    October 8, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    You see that line on the map? That's it! I was sure I would make it, but it feels real good to get here. I have a leisurely 3 miles back to meet Neal, then I will sit for two days before coming home.

  • Day28

    Congdon Shelter

    October 7, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    This is it, my last night on the trail. Tomorrow I hike 10 miles to the Mass Border, then backwards to meet Neal at a trailhead parking lot. That's about 3 miles. There are no big hills or highways to cross. Hope it isn't to rocky or muddy. I hiked 14 miles today to get here. I'm tired, but there will be rest after tomorrow. I'm staying at Neal's camp in Arlington, VT until Monday.Read more

  • Day27

    Glastenbury Mountain

    October 6, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    I was being very ambitious thinking I would hike 21 miles today. I got moving at 7am, as soon as the daylight permitted. I based that decision on the trail conditions from the day before. Completely different day. Rocks, roots, and mud all the way. I still got 13 miles done. Just passed another fire tower. I've been lucky with towers. All of them have been on clear days.Read more

  • Day26

    Kelly Stand Road

    October 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    I stealth camped just before the USFS road to Arlington. It's still another 4 miles to the next shelter and it is 4:30pm. I hiked 12 LT miles and 3 miles from Manchester. 15 miles is a good day, especially after going over Stratton. The miles roll by quickly in this easier terrain. I took my heavier sleeping bag from Nick, so I'll be plenty warm.Read more

  • Day26

    Bob's Diner

    October 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 8 °C

    It's 6:15, and I am standing outside Bob's Diner waiting for the waitress to show up. Got to get a big breakfast, because I have to climb uphill for 3 miles to get back to the LT. I stayed at a motel in Manchester last night, because Nick left, and he had some food in his truck that I needed to finish the hike.Read more