Category Archives: appalachian trail

A Much-Needed Spring Break in the Michaux State Forest

March 21-23, 2003 I have been cooped-up indoors through one of the snowiest winters in recent Maryland history and have been slaved to my computer for much of it writing my thesis. Well, the thesis is finally out of my … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Rocksylvania

Lehigh Gap-Delaware Water Gap, PA November 1-2, 2002 Continuing our tradition of marathon, off-season, weekend hikes on the Appalachian Trail, Mike and I met up at the Delaware Water Gap hiker parking lot at 9:45 on a sunny Friday morning. … Continue reading

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New York Appalachian Trail

April 4-10, 2002 <—-SOUTH Section Hike NORTH—-> Once again, Mike and I collaborated on an Appalachian Trail section hike. In December and February, we’d hiked the trail through New Jersey. The days were short, the trail long and our energy … Continue reading

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New Jersey AT, Part II

February 7-9, 2002 Several weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures and a rampant urban claustrophobia lead to their logical conclusion, namely Mike and I meeting up in the middle of the night in rural New York for another gonzo extended-weekend of … Continue reading

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This is New Jersey?!

40 miles of New Jersey Appalachian Trail November 30 – December 2, 2001 New Jersey! Your typical East-Coaster imagines freeways, suburbs of New York and Philly, corrupt politicians, skeevy rest areas, Atlantic City, Jimmy Hoffa and the Meadowlands. It was … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail: Buena Vista to Troutville, VA

April 27 – May 3, 2001 <—-SOUTH Section Hike NORTH—-> The Short Version Day 1: Evening two mile hike from Long Mountain Wayside trailhead on US60 down to Brown Mountain Creek Shelter. Day 2: Valley walking through Pedlar River basin … Continue reading

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Summer on the Appalachian Trail

PenMar to US-30 (southernmost Pennsylvania) July 22-23, 2000 Gettysburg, PA, is an annoying, kitschy town. Well, that isn’t quite fair; it’s more all the tackiness and tourist trap acreage that surrounds this seat of American History. Perhaps had Abe Lincoln … Continue reading

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Shenandoah III, Closure!

April 7-12, 2000 The Short Version Day 1: 4 miles — Rockfish Gap to a bivy with Amy on Bear Den Mountain under the stars. Day 2: 13 miles — Amy departs. Bear Den bivy to Blackrock Hut. Torrential downpours, … Continue reading

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AT: Harper’s Ferry to VA 7

January 8-9, 2000 The weather was exceptionally mild and I was itching to start the new millennium right. Furthermore, Amy had never been on a real backpacking trip before and was dying to try out her new sleeping bag and … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trial: Buena Vista to Waynesboro, VA

July 1-5, 1999 My dear friends Molly and Tom (aka Trisquit and Peaches) are hiking the AT. They started on May 3rd at Springer and are working their way north as far as possible. Unable to spare the time for … Continue reading

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