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    Default Just finished my Long Trail End-to-End

    I finished my final section of the LT this weekend, completing the entire trail in 7 section hikes this year, starting on Memorial Day weekend.

    This weekend I started at Gulf Rd on the Mass AT, just north of Dalton and hiked the 42 miles up to Rt 9 in Vermont, finishing my last section from the southern terminus to Rt 9 (14 miles). I saved the easiest one for last!

    The weather was fantastic this weekend, just past peak foliage, and I could not have asked for a better final trip.

    Quoddy ran a shuttle for me from Rt 9 to Dalton on Friday morning. He's been a source of inspiration and advice for me when I was planning my trip and throughout the year. Thanks also to Bobcat for my northern terminus shuttle and all of you that have helped me along the way.

    -Philip

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylight View Post
    I finished my final section of the LT this weekend, completing the entire trail in 7 section hikes this year, starting on Memorial Day weekend.

    This weekend I started at Gulf Rd on the Mass AT, just north of Dalton and hiked the 42 miles up to Rt 9 in Vermont, finishing my last section from the southern terminus to Rt 9 (14 miles). I saved the easiest one for last!

    The weather was fantastic this weekend, just past peak foliage, and I could not have asked for a better final trip.

    Quoddy ran a shuttle for me from Rt 9 to Dalton on Friday morning. He's been a source of inspiration and advice for me when I was planning my trip and throughout the year. Thanks also to Bobcat for my northern terminus shuttle and all of you that have helped me along the way.

    -Philip
    congrats on your LT completion,and on having great people around like that!very cool.

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    LT '79; AT '73-'14 in sections; Donating Member Kerosene's Avatar
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    Congrats on finishing the LT; I still have fond memories of my thru-hike in '79. So what's next?
    GA←↕→ME: 1973 to 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlylight View Post
    I finished my final section of the LT this weekend, completing the entire trail in 7 section hikes this year, starting on Memorial Day weekend.

    This weekend I started at Gulf Rd on the Mass AT, just north of Dalton and hiked the 42 miles up to Rt 9 in Vermont, finishing my last section from the southern terminus to Rt 9 (14 miles). I saved the easiest one for last!

    The weather was fantastic this weekend, just past peak foliage, and I could not have asked for a better final trip.

    Quoddy ran a shuttle for me from Rt 9 to Dalton on Friday morning. He's been a source of inspiration and advice for me when I was planning my trip and throughout the year. Thanks also to Bobcat for my northern terminus shuttle and all of you that have helped me along the way.

    -Philip
    Awesome to hear man, my girlfriend and I have decided after doing our section this weekend (Rt.11/30 to Rt. 9) that we will probably do the LT in sections also instead of thru-hiking it. And I agree, the foliage was gorgeous this weekend, we had three days of absolutely beautiful weather!

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    Default Congratulations!

    Sometimes it seems like the number of LT enthusiasts here is small and few from Vermont post, but I would like to think those of us who will always have a place for The Long Trail in our hearts make up for it in other ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    Congrats on finishing the LT; I still have fond memories of my thru-hike in '79. So what's next?
    I'm not really sure - sort of dreading the question. Maybe I'll finish off my remaining MA, VT and NH sections of the AT and start hiking to Maine. The Mass Mid-state trail, Cohos in NH, the FLT in NY, and the Catamount trails are also candidates.

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    Default congratulations!

    Congratulations! We just finished the LT too! We celebrated at the Canadian border yesterday. We did it in sections, mostly day hikes, over 3 years. Great, isn't it! Congrats again. Landshark
    "Dreamt last night I was climbing mountains
    Way beyond love’s fierce hold..."

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    Congratulations to Landshark and Earlylight!
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    Default Congratulations

    Congratulations Landshark and Earlylight! Wish that I could have done it again this year. All the best on your continued hiking.

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    Congrats! I wouldn't mind being out there right now!

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    Congratulations on your successful LT hike. I wish Id been back on the trail out there last week to enjoy the good weather and foilage!

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