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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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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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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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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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Trip Report: Northern Shenandoah

A.K.A. Shenandoah, the Hiker Strikes Back April 8-12, 1999 The condensed version:Day 1: Started at sunset and hiked in the dark 3 miles to Denton shelter. Day 2: Sunny with occasional clouds and spits of rain. Climbed to ridge and … Continue reading

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