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Hey Bear – Days 111 thru 115

Hey Bear – Days 111 thru 115

At about 1 AM I was woken to the chorus of “hey bear”. This was no dream. I think Tara started it. Meriwether says she hear the loud crash only...

Jul 17, 2024 : Pot Luck
Burning into North Carolina – Days 106 thru 110

Burning into North Carolina – Days 106 thru 110

11 PM, just like the sign said, the bears entered the shelter. 4 of them. They were not here to cuddle.

Jul 15, 2024 : Pot Luck
Weeks 3 and 4 on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Weeks 3 and 4 on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Shelter from the Storm  It’s a bit of a long song, and a bit more dramatic than my story merits, but it’s a great song so give a listen if...

Jul 15, 2024 : Andre Audette
Vermont, Vermud, Vermonster

Vermont, Vermud, Vermonster

A Little Bit of Mud  Sometimes these entries almost write themselves! I really like The Mallet Brothers Band. They’re a great local band from Portland, Maine. They’re just fun music....

Jul 14, 2024 : Andre Audette
Mishaps and some Drudgery on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Mishaps and some Drudgery on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Nobody dies in this story - they just get really big boo-boos!  As you may know or have noticed, I have very little social media presence - actually this blog...

Jul 14, 2024 : Andre Audette
It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity: Days 46-51

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity: Days 46-51

The last hundred or so miles of Vermont were less muddy than anticipated, but much more humid. My adventures in New England continue with new terrain, plants, and animals.

Jul 13, 2024 : Heidi Smith
My First AT Hostel Stay

My First AT Hostel Stay

Take a walk on the wild side As I finish up the first month on this adventure, there's been lots of firsts to say the least! One of the more...

Jul 13, 2024 : Andre Audette
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 miles)  Day 67 – USFS...

Jul 12, 2024 : Marty Smith
Katahdin to Springer in 48 Hours – Days 101 thru 105

Katahdin to Springer in 48 Hours – Days 101 thru 105

Day 101 - Hurd Brook Lean-to to The Birches Right now I am sitting here at the Birches, our last shelter before Katahdin. It is early afternoon, thunder is rumbling...

Jul 11, 2024 : Pot Luck
Being Flexible on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Being Flexible on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Every plan is a tiny prayer to father time It's a bit of a heady and intense song, but if you click on and listen to What Sarah Said from...

Jul 10, 2024 : Andre Audette