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  1. 10 Weird Things Hiking the AT Does to Your Mind, Body, & Spirit....

    1) I have to pull over when I'm driving past a mountain to keep from having an accident, since my mind is immediately shanghaied into imagining exactly how I would navigate the ridge....

    2) I can't look at a photo or postcard of beautiful, natural places without longing to be there.

    3) I seek out total strangers who could possibly understand this burgeoning obsession, because no one I know has a clue.

    4) I carefully weigh my clothing/footwear and gear
  2. FINALLY finishing up Vermont

    Okay, I confess: in my last blog, I lied about doing every mile between Rockfish Gap and Hanover.
    The truth is that I've only gone as far north as Podunk Road
    and I deliberately skipped the two miles between the trail to Shelburne (or is it Sherburne?) Pass and the place where the A.T. crosses Highway 4, in order to ensure I didn't AGAIN miss the last bus into town. ...

    Updated 07-10-2014 at 08:23 by GoldenBear (Add a couple of photos)

  3. Trying to get the worst out of the way

    I've done pretty much all of The Trail between Rockfish Gap and Hanover NH. Thus, to continue adding to my miles, I have to hike either south of Waynesboro or north of Hanover. Also, my start and end points have to both be places (1) I can easily travel between OR (2) accessible by mass transit. And, as always, obligations invariably mean I can spend no more than five days hiking -- when my daily mileage struggles to reach even ten miles. All these considerations mean I end up looking for places ...
  4. Need help or info

    Hello again. I don't know if anyone ever reads these post. If you do and you know a hiker that is passing thru our town or state and they need some help, let us know. We will try and do what we can. Be well, Mike G. up in VT
  5. The weather

    Very humid and very hot here in VT. Thunder and lighting the past couple of days. Hope all the hikers stay safe. Hope to see a few hikers, really enjoy talking with them. Be well, Mike G