Sunday, August 5, 2012

Can't get enough

I'm at harpers ferry with my nephew at the conservancy and we are hiking south on shenandoah

Friday, August 3, 2012


2180 miles ended with a monsoon on the mountain . The summit storm dropped an inch of water in one hour.  The thunder rolled but the lightening ruled. The sun finally broke thru and I was able to climb off the mountain safety, cold, wet ,tired and contented

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mile 1949

I hiked from 6 am till noon in pouring rain. Only managed 8 miles. Slick underfoot , many steep ups and downs. The sun came out.& I changed into dry clothes, wrung out my wet clothes &  laid them on a rock to dry in the sun while I had lunch.& After eating I slept til 2 p the trail & my clothes seemed dry enough so I hiked 5 more miles. Found a good tent spot just before the rain. I start tomorrow 235 miles to go

Friday, July 13, 2012


Last state . 1902 miles done , 282 left. today was the first day I needed to stow my trekking poles, climbs  required my full attention. Tomorrow's hike in mahoosuc notch is described by AWOL as Most difficult. or fun on the A.T. I met a north bounder who had dislocated his shoulder in the noch, came back down to gorham to heal. One of every 3 southbounders have some abrasion  to their legs , some scratches from thorns.  But mostly from rocks,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Morgan stewart shelter

It is 6 pm I am the first to arrive at the shelter. the last 2 nights I spent with slow mosey , stripper ,sargent and weaver. I expect them to spend the night here we expect to rain and no 1 wants to carry wet gear

Doxycycline and lyme

The last few days are a blur.
Among  the side affects of doxycycline are difficulty with concentration and memory.
I begin a written  journal of when I took my medication. I see now I wrote June 7 for the last 3 days of journal entries.
I may only be able to hike 10 miles today but at least invented the 35 days months

Friday, June 8, 2012

perfect day

I'm struggling to maintain 1 mile an hour. I have had a cellulitis infection in my foot  for over a month now. first cycle antibiotics failed. I am in the first week of 3 week doxycyclene program in case it's lyme disease. so I just have to protect myself from the side affects and move slower. which means I will have more time to update my blog

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bear encounter number 2

Mile 1318 .the bear that just ran from me ,30 yards up the trail.
was twice as large as the one  I saw in the shenandoah . This bear  was moving very fast. I'm glad he was running away because there is no out running that.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wind gap behind me, next delaware water gap

Tuesday night tornado touchdown in bangor pennsylvania, near my location. all my gear was soaked . last night at wind gap I dried everything. fresh start this morning