I'm in northern Kentucky (Ft. Wright) yourself?
What's everyone planning on doing for town/resupply stops? We are planning on....
4. Manchester Center
Probably head into Richmond as well for some pizza, figured Morrisville over Johnson as it's a full size town with motel and supermarket, restaurants, etc...
What are others planning on doing?
I haven't looked yet but I'm only planning on doing one or two resupplies.
that will be a lot of food to carry won't it?
First number is day miles, second number is total miles to date - this was an average timed LT thru - a little slow for me but there were friends:
LONG TRAIL ITINEARY (Final / Actual as completed)
Wednesday, July 30 / July 1 - Drive Up Day Miles LT Miles
July 2nd – Everyone Arrives – mail drops & @ campground
July 3 A.T. to L.T. to Seth Warner Shelter 6.1 2.8
July 4 Seth Warner Shelter to Melville Nauheim (VT 9) 13.1 15.9
July 5 M. Nauheim Shelter to Kid Gore Shelter 12.6 28.5
July 6 Kid Gore to Stratton Pond 15.3 43.8
July 7 S.Pond to Wm Douglas Shelter (creek swim) 4.8 48.6
July 8 Wm Doug to Peru Peak Shelter (Manchester Ctr.) 15.9 64.5
July 9 Peru Peak to Little Rock Pond (great place) 10.1 74.6
July 10 LRP to Clarendon Shelter (great tenting) 13.2 87.8
July 11 Clarendon Shelter to Churchill Scott Shelter 14.5 102.3
July 12 To Inn at Long Trail (U.S. 4) (UPS) (Zero-Day) 1.9 104.2
July 13 U.S. 4 to Rolston Rest Shelter 5.0 109.2
July 14 Rolston Rest to Sunrise Shelter (just ok shelter) 14.0 123.2
July 15 Sunrise Shelter to Middlebury Ski Hut / Hancock 9.8 133.0
July 16 Middlebury / “AP Gap” to Cooley Glenn (pretty) 13.6 146.6
July 17 Cooley Glen to Glen Ellen Lodge (great shelter) 12.9 159.5
July 18 Glen Ellen to Waitsfield, VTto Montclair Glen14.0 173.5
July 19 MC Glen to Jonesville (PO) / Mama Bowers B&B 11.3 184.8 (Rt. 2)
July 20 Jonesville to Duck Brook (Swimming Hole!) 1.7 186.5
July 21 Duck Brook to Puffer Shelter (good views!) 9.8 196.3
July 22 Puffer to Taft Lodge (our favorite shelter) 10.2 206.5
July 23 Taft Lodge to Bear Hollow 12.6 219.1
July 24 Bear Hollow to Johnson to Roundtop (short day) 7.2 226.3
July 25 Roundtop to Spruce Ledge (good place) 14.7 241.0
July 26 S. Ledge – Hazen’s Notch 14.5 255.5
July 27 Hazen’s Notch to Laura Woodward 8.5 264.0
July 28 Laura Woodward to Canada – Journey’s End 9.5 273.5
25 total days that included a full 24 hours at Inn at Long Trail (Zero) and
1 “Nero Day” in Richmond (near Jonesville) – Short day in Johnson too.
Mileage does not include off-trail road walks, hitches to towns. Etc.
Average Trail Hiking Miles per day: 10.52
Re-Supplied by shopping only at Manchester Center, Hancock, and Waitsfield
Received Mail drop plus shopping for re-supply as follows:
C/o Inn at Long Trail 709, Rt.4 Killington, VT 05751-4421 – Arrive before July 12 UPS
General Delivery Jonesville, VT. 05466 – Arrive before July 21 – 2 days early
General Delivery Johnson, VT 05656 – Arrive before July 26 – 2 days early
Pre / Post Trip we stayed at Historic Valley Campground in N. Adams, MA
Last edited by Papa D; 01-19-2012 at 20:21.
No way Ill ever carry more than 4-5 days worth of food. Thats just silly.
I know some people who've hiked with 2 resupply:
- Inn @ LT
- Jonesville PO
Those are both directly on trail, or at least a side trail. I like showers too much for that : )
still a lot of food to carry
The Long Trail could be hiked in 10 days - that would be 27 miles per day with no breaks - seems like a real shame. Re-supply isn't that difficult - we did it in 25 days (including breaks) which was a nice pace - we could have easily pared that to about 19 or 20 days but the hiking is hard and it is beautiful - not sure why you would want to do it much faster unless you are an ultra-marathoner with some speed goal in mind. I believe that the Long Trail record is 4 1/2 days which is about 60 miles per day - good luck with that!
I agree. Im going to start on Friday July 27 out of Williamstown probably try to get to Congdon first day. I really love tenting on top of Glastonbury so that would put me at a pretty good day for my second day the shooting for somewhere between Stratton and Stratton Pond for day 3. I will def be staying at Green Mountain unless I just burn those miles in the morning really quickly. If I do, Ill just make it for Bromley but that one of those decision I can't make now cuz I just dont know how I will feel. Ill go into Rutland from Long Trail Inn so I plan on packing heavy for 4-5 days. Ill zero at Long Trail Inn with my wife. Im looking forward to hopefully taking a trip to the Brewery. From there Ill pack heavy and shoot for Waitsfield. Ill meet my wife in Jonesville and she will have a drop for me. She is going to join me for the end for a week so we have a really open schedule because we will have 5-7 days to finish so we can just take our time. We will resupply in Johnson and that should do it.
Last edited by Chaco Taco; 01-21-2012 at 09:05.
Is it September yet? This interweb hiking is getting boring.
How many monkey butlers will there be?
One at first. But he'll train others.