Archive | September, 2012

Goings Ons

14 Sep

I have been out blogged by my hiking companion so I thought I would write a little. To be honest our days are pretty simple. We get up, have breakfast and coffee/tea, pack up, then walk. After we reach our destination one of us pumps water, one makes food, we eat and plan the next day. After which we blow up our sleep mattresses and read before going to bed. It is a simple process but not an easy one. Continue reading

7th State- NJ!

12 Sep

We just entered our 7th state tonight, crossing over into Jen’s home state of New Jersey! NY treated us pretty well, including a fabulous day at Bear mountain enjoying the views and getting some trail magic. A Scottish gentleman even gave us a dollar he found, making us “professional” thru-hikers! However, we are excited to be halfway done (state-wise 7/14). Heading to PA by the weekend!

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Georgy Check-in

9 Sep

Lots of people have asked about how Georgy is doing so I just wanted to do a quick post about our four-legged companion. He has fully recovered from his porcupine run-in at this point and has so far avoided any further contact with the spiky species. However, he has managed to chase a black bear, a deer, two skunks, and endless chipmunks. He hasn’t caught anything, but hope still gleams in his eye.

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Brotherly love

9 Sep

My brother Mike came to have breakfast with us and log some trail miles with us. It was wonderful to see him!

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All smiles!

7 Sep

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The Blues

7 Sep

Many people have talked of the “Virginia Blues”, when many northbounders get discouraged about how much they have left to hike and the length of the state. While we doubt we will have that issue in our home state, we have definitely been experiencing our own version- the Southern New England blues. We are 1/3 done with the trail, have been out over 2 months, and still have so much left to go. Each day is the same- wake up, hike as far as we can, crash with exhaustion and then repeat. We are physically exhausted most days and the stamina we hoped for hasn’t really arrived. We often use the analogy of a gas tank Continue reading

6th State- New York!

5 Sep

Today we entered New York and within the first ten miles we were able to enjoy some amazing NY pizza by the trail! Then we crossed over the AT train station where you can take a train straight into NYC from the trail.

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