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Resupplying on a Thru Hike

To mail drop or not to mail drop… Nothing stresses me out more than trying to plan what food I might want to eat four months from now, not to mention how much of it.  I don’t even like to read the guidebook until I’m a week or two out from leaving.  If there’s one… Read more »

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Whiteface

It was in the low 20s overnight so I had a hard time getting out of my sleeping bag this morning. I finally started moving, packed up, and started what should have been a two mile bushwhack over the Stephenson Range. Luckily, I hadn’t gone far when I stumbled across a new snowmobile trail that… Read more »

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Catamount

I took two zero days in Lake Placid. My feet still hurt and the weather was nasty so I didn’t have a whole lot of motivation to get back out on the trail. I did get plenty of rest though, in addition to catching some live music, going to the movies, reading a book, and… Read more »

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Into the Woods

I woke up to rain. Because how else could the road walking get any worse? It was mostly light rain so I just had my jacket on and not my rain skirt. Suddenly it started coming down much harder though, and my pants were soaked before I could even move to get my rain skirt… Read more »

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More Road Walking

Man, I hate road walking. Pavement just kills my feet when I’m wearing a heavy pack. I don’t like taking breaks on the side of the road so there’s rarely any rest either. I didn’t have one break longer than fifteen minutes today. A ranger stopped and talked to me around lunch time. I have… Read more »

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Trans Adirondack Route

Stretch dropped me off at Erik’s house, the founder of the Trans Adirondack Route. We waited until the next morning to drive up to the trail since it’s about three hours to the northern border from where we were. The Trans ADK is a route that runs from the northern border of the Adirondack Park… Read more »

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Recovery Part III

I am in my third week of physical therapy and have been out of the fracture boot for two weeks now. Progress was slow at first but I hit a turning point a few days ago and it seems to have sped up exponentially since then. I wasn’t still in pain but there was still… Read more »

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2014 Hike Planning

Since I fly out in three weeks, I figured it was time to announce my hiking plans for the year! Starting on my 30th birthday, I am doing three thru hikes – the Colorado Trail, the Long Trail, and the Trans Adirondack Route. It should be about three months of hiking and I can’t wait… Read more »