The Maine Appalachian Trail; Sep 9th (1887mi) to Sep 21st (2070mi)

Maine. My home state, the final state on the northbound Appalachian Trail, the second longest state on the AT and arguably the most primitive and natural section of trail on the entire 2200 mile journey. Within miles of crossing the New Hampshire border we came face to face with what we call the most difficult … Continue reading The Maine Appalachian Trail; Sep 9th (1887mi) to Sep 21st (2070mi)

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New Hampshire and The White Mountains; Aug 29th (1743mi) to Sep 9th (1887mi)

Leaving the Green Mountains of Vermont was one of the more bittersweet moments we had on the northern part of the Appalachian Trail. Lindsay and I both looked forward to tackling the looming challenge of the White Mountains partly because of the beauty that the big peaks and ridge lines of New Hampshire held on … Continue reading New Hampshire and The White Mountains; Aug 29th (1743mi) to Sep 9th (1887mi)

The Green Mountains; Aug 20th (1607mi) to Aug 28th (1743mi)

Ahh, Vermont. Delightfully scenic, unique, varied and a bit one-off, Vermont. For the first 100 miles of this state, the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail share the same pathway separating just past Rutland, Vermont at the Maine Junction. As you may have read in our previous post, The Slackpack Experiment, we ended our 230 miles … Continue reading The Green Mountains; Aug 20th (1607mi) to Aug 28th (1743mi)

Duncannon, PA: July 18th (1143mi) to Greenwood Lakes, NY: August 1st (1367mi)

After managing to successfully leave the Doyle Hotel relatively unscathed, we pushed on further into Pennsylvania. As you may have gathered from the previous post The Halfway Hangover we didn't greet this task full of gusto and vigor but rather kept plugging along, putting one foot in front of each other. Unfortunately, at this point … Continue reading Duncannon, PA: July 18th (1143mi) to Greenwood Lakes, NY: August 1st (1367mi)

Harper’s Ferry, WV: July 10th (1019mi) to Duncannon, PA: July 18th (1143mi)

After we folded the rafts up and put the paddles away, the time came to put on our backpacks and start walking north again. Lindsay and I chose Harper's Ferry as a convenient meet-up point with my parents after the Aqua Blaze so Hunter could go home for a three-week vacation. After three very busy … Continue reading Harper’s Ferry, WV: July 10th (1019mi) to Duncannon, PA: July 18th (1143mi)