Marty Smith

Hi! I’m Marty - 70+ at the start of this little enterprise on the AT. I’ve enjoyed blogs from other through-hikers and gained a lot from their thoughts on The Trek. Truly, they have provided part of the inspiration to finally start this adventure after 50 years. Why bother reading my blog? Perhaps the insights and viewpoints of an older hiker, maybe a chance at armchair travel with pictures, or just a chance to reflect on a thought of gratitude that I hope to provide each day. I dearly hope to provide an update every few days. Thanks for joining me on the ride! (I might not be great about responding to comments but I WILL read them.)

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Appalachian Trail Days 65-72: Vermont Restart

Appalachian Trail Days 65-72: Vermont Restart

Appalachian Trail Days 65-72: Vermont Restart Day 65 – Drive back to Vermont (0 miles) Day 66 – Vermont Route 11/30 to USFS Route-10 (17.7

Jul 12, 2024 : Marty Smith
Appalachian Trail Days 47-52: Into Vermont and a Temporary Stop

Appalachian Trail Days 47-52: Into Vermont and a Temporary Stop

Appalachian Trail Days 47-52: Into Vermont and a Temporary Stop Day 47 – Bascom Lodge to unofficial campsite at Milepost 1604.5, Vermont (11.2

Jul 2, 2024 : Marty Smith
Appalachian Trail Days 41-46: Massachusetts to Mt Greylock

Appalachian Trail Days 41-46: Massachusetts to Mt Greylock

Appalachian Trail Days 41-46: Massachusetts to Mt Greylock Day 41 – The Hemlocks Shelter to Tom Leonard Shelter (14.0 miles) Day 42 – Tom Leonard

Jul 1, 2024 : Marty Smith
Appalachian Trail Days 36-40: Through Connecticut

Appalachian Trail Days 36-40: Through Connecticut

Appalachian Trail Days 36-40: Through Connecticut Day 36 – Wiley Shelter, NY to Mt Algol Shelter, Connecticut (13.6 miles)  Day 37 – Mt Algol

Jun 30, 2024 : Marty Smith
Appalachian Trail Days 30-35: NYC Skyline and Rock Climbing

Appalachian Trail Days 30-35: NYC Skyline and Rock Climbing

Day 30 – Lost and Found Hostel to Fingerboard Shelter 1392.6 (16.6 miles)Day 31 – Fingerboard Shelter to West Mountain Shelter 1402.7 (10.1

Jun 20, 2024 : Marty Smith
Days 24 – 30 on the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey and New York

Days 24 – 30 on the Appalachian Trail: New Jersey and New York

Day 24 – Delaware Water Gap to tent site 1309.4 (12.0 miles)Day 25 – Tent site to Brink Road Shelter (12.9 miles)Day 26 – Brink Road Shelter to

May 31, 2024 : Marty Smith
AT Days 17-21

AT Days 17-21

AT Days 17-23  Port Clinton, PA to Delaware Water Gap, PA   Day 17 – Port Clinton to Eckville Shelter (15.1 miles)Day

May 22, 2024 : Marty Smith
AT – Duncannon to Delaware Water Gap

AT – Duncannon to Delaware Water Gap

AT Days 9-16  Duncannon, PA to Port Clinton, PA Day 9-11 – Downtime (0 miles)Day 12 – Duncannon to Peter’s Mountain

May 15, 2024 : Marty Smith
AT Days 5-8 – Finishing 1st Week  

AT Days 5-8 – Finishing 1st Week  

AT Days 5-8 – Finishing 1st Week   Day 5 – Quarry Gap Shelter to Pine Grove Furnace Hostel (17.3 miles) Day 6 – Pine Grove Furnace Hostel to

May 9, 2024 : Marty Smith
AT Days 1-4 Check-In and Start

AT Days 1-4 Check-In and Start

AT Days 1-4 Check-In and Start Quick apology I apologize for not posting sooner. I still haven’t figured out how to do this by phone. Each day has

May 9, 2024 : Marty Smith