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Oxford County

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  • Day118

    Frye Notch Lean-to 1928.4

    August 29, 2017 in the United States

    We wanted to get up earlier to have more time to make miles. Well, not today... It took us an hour to get out of the tent, then we had breakfast and at 7 we were finally on the trail to tackle Mahoosuc Arm. A section that is "one of the steepest climbs of the whole AT" with an elevation change of 1500 ft within one mile. We had really respect of that part but on the trail it was actually pretty easy and we were on the summit pretty fast.
    On the way down a SOBO told us that there is trail magic at the upcoming road crossing. So I hurried up to get there so we would get something this time because usually all we find are the leftovers. But not this time, there was a retired High school teacher whose son hiked the AT two years ago and is now on the PCT. He gave us sodas and snacks and we talked for some time. Just as we were about to head on a day hiker offered us beer and Oreos. After more than 2 1/2 hours we moved on and got some orange halves from a day hiking couple :) What a lucky day!
    Despite the good food and drink supply we still didn't make big miles and slowly our goal gets further away. Tomorrow we'll be going to make a big day again and see if it works.
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  • Day117

    Camping after Mahoosuc Notch 1915.6

    August 28, 2017 in the United States

    We needed to catch up some miles from yesterday so we were already at 6:15 on the trail. Despite that the hike was extremely difficult today and we barely made any miles. At 4:30 PM we just reached the 10 mile mark. But others had also their difficulties today so it wasn't our poor performance ;)
    But we reached our last state, Maine, today. Many people - especially SOBOs - told us how great it is there, so we're really looking forward to hike here. And of course to hike up to Kathadin in a bit! The cherry at the end of the trail.

    But before there are some more miles to go. And they are tough ones! With a full hiking day we barely managed to do the 12 miles. And almost at the end of the day there was the "most difficult and fun part of the whole AT" (Thru hiker guides) waiting for us. It's a mile stretch called Mahoosuc Notch that leads pretty even out of the valley. But the way out there is basically just rock climbing and crawling under huge rock boulders that are scattered all over. Another thing that makes it special is that there is ice below some of the rocks for the whole year. We actually had fun for about half the way but then it was mostly annoying. Also because it started to get dark and you really don't want to be there for a night hike... But we managed to make it through just in time and right afterwards was a really nice campspot.
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  • Day119

    Camping Old Blue Mountain 1947.4

    August 30, 2017 in the United States

    For a big day it's necessary to get up early, at least for us. So we were on the trail at 6:30 and for lunch we passed the 10 miles mark. But it was a bit later than usual to get lunch and the stretch was pretty easy compared to the previous days. Anyways, we were happy with the progress that we made and after a short lunch break we moved on.
    The upcoming part wasn't supposed to be that easy with steep ups and downs. Unfortunately it was as exhausting as it looked like and we slowed down a lot. Because of that our daily goal was endangered and we were considering our options. We have scheduled a meeting with the mother-in-law of Julias sister who lives nearby the trail. But we overestimated the progress we'd make so it were 41 miles left this morning. Our only chance to make it on time to there was to move on despite the upcoming climb, night and almost no water. On the way we felt pretty good so we had only one mile left to hike in the dark. It was super lucky that the stretch to the Campsite was even and perfect for a night hike!
    Shortly before we arrived there we heard a big animal in the woods but we weren't able to identify what it was. Hopefully not a bear because in the whole area was no proper spot for hanging a bear bag.
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  • Day2

    Grammy & Grampy's House!

    August 13, 2016 in the United States

    Arrived yesterday to more humdity and a storm that had passed through so everyone went to the lake to practice our diving skills off the dock and rocks. We had such a blast that we forgot to take pictures!

    This morning with the rain we took the opportunity to watch some Rio Olympics. Maddie got to see the USA Women's 8 crew team win gold! A dream for her that was only further fueled by her time at Darthmouth's crew camp last week. Included are some pictures of her final race! Patrick was her biggest fan 👶🏼😘Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Oxford County, Оксфорд, ওক্সফোর্ড কাউন্টি, Condado de Oxford, Oxford konderria, شهرستان آکسفورد، مین, Comté d'Oxford, Oxford megye, Օքսֆորդ շրջան, Contea di Oxford, オックスフォード郡, Oxford Kūn, Hrabstwo Oxford, آکسفورڈ کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Oxford, Округ Оксфорд, آکسفورڈ کاؤنٹی، میئن, Condado han Oxford, 牛津縣

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