Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

A New Challenge- – – -Messing with the Rotarians

I’ve been asked to share my experiences on the Appalachian Trail with the Loudonville Rotary Club. I tried to tell the fellow that invited me to speak that I “mumble, only tell the truth half the time, and distort it … Continue reading

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The End of The Trail (For Now)

Good Morning Folks, Last evening when I was coming off the Trail for the evening, I met an interesting person, and his group. He immediately got my attention by offering me a beer. (Which I accepted with enthusiasm.) You just can’t … Continue reading

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On the Trail Again

Woke up with the sunrise, had my breakfast of coffee, Oats and raisins, and more coffee, then hit the Trail. “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”. Things are getting greener I traveled to Gooch Gap and turned north. The … Continue reading

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Justus Mountain, Gooch Gap, and Points East

I thought that Sassafras Mountain was steep, but I soon found that Justus Mountain is steeper. (Maybe I’m still just exhausted from Sassafras, – – – – but of course I would never admit that.) And then I found this: … Continue reading

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Onward to Sassafras Mountain

It is still raining a bit after the storms last night, but it finally cleared at about 10:00 AM. I’m leaving the Hawk Mountain Shelter and beginning the climb up Sassafras Mountain. First a dip down to High Tower Gap, Then … Continue reading

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After My Nap

I woke up after a couple of hours of sleep, mainly because increased activity around the shelter. The rain had stopped, but the word of impending thunderstorms had spread in the hiking community. The shelter was full, and there had to … Continue reading

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Hawk Mountain

It rained last night. The tent worked well, kept the water out, away from my sleeping bag, and me. However, the blue tarp that I had under the tent, actually allowed the water that fell on it, along with leaf … Continue reading

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