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100-Mile Wilderness, Katahdin, and a Detour

100-Mile Wilderness, Katahdin, and a Detour

It’s been a wild ride since I last updated you guys. I finished Maine, summited Mount Katahdin, made my way back to where I started in Connecticut, hiked with my...

Sep 18, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Essay for AT  Hurricane Survival Course 101

Essay for AT Hurricane Survival Course 101

By Ruth Morley, Student ID #120952.  In times of emergency, such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood, one must follow the advice of safety officials and maintain a level head....

Sep 17, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Silly Me:  I Forgot to Schedule in a Hurricane

Silly Me: I Forgot to Schedule in a Hurricane

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Up and down the eastern seaboard, hundreds of sidelined backpackers are chomping at the bit. Some are in...

Sep 15, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Southern Maine… Mad Ups and Downs, Stunning Beauty

Southern Maine… Mad Ups and Downs, Stunning Beauty

In my last update, I feared that I had seriously injured my left shoulder.  Turns out it was just a matter of a couple of cortisone injections and a few...

Sep 2, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

As planned I set out from Hanover after enjoying breakfast at Lou’s and hiked to Lincoln, NH.  I learned a few things hiking this section. Any hike leaving Hanover has...

Aug 6, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

The morning of my longest day dawned with cool temperatures and winds that quickly shrouded the peaks above me in a layer of dense cloud. In the Horns Pond Shelter,...

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

This post includes profanity. “Oh, Jesus!” he moaned. “Did you see what God just did to us?” “God didn’t do that!” I shouted. “You did it.” Excerpt from Hunter S....

Jul 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Bum Knees Take Me on a Wrong Turn Off Trail

Bum Knees Take Me on a Wrong Turn Off Trail

Wrong turn. The two blazes on the tree are a change of direction and in this example it’s a turn to the right. I am taking a right turn off...

Jul 4, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

It is a cool, wet morning at Shaw's in Monson, ME, and the cleanup from breakfast has begun in earnest as the household lurches with full bellies toward the remainder of...

Jun 25, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Possum

Possum

This a story about an amazing young girl that helped my hiking buddy, Caveman. I walked into a shelter in New York by myself as CM had shin splints and...

Jun 13, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton