Day 127 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 127 on the Appalachian Trail

I woke up early and stumbled in my camp shoes down the rocky path to Upper Goose Pond to get a sunrise picture. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t rise in an ideal place this time of year, but I still think it was a pretty picture of the pond. Another popular...
Day 126 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 126 on the Appalachian Trail

Putting on wet boots is not on my list of favorite things, but at least it was a blue sky morning which gave my boots a fighting chance to dry on the way. One Gallon had been camped about 15 feet from me but somehow managed to pack up and leave without me hearing a...
Day 125 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 125 on the Appalachian Trail

Linda picked me up at exactly 8:00 am and I reluctantly left the dry comfortable sanctuary of the Mountain View Motel. She asked me if I had any success in finding a fuel canister for my stove and, when I told her I had none, she drove me to another hardware store on...
Day 124 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 124 on the Appalachian Trail

Great Barrington, MA, is a pricey little tourist town located at the base of the Berkshire Mountains along the Housatonic River. Summer tourism is supported by numerous nearby performing arts centers and arts festivals (including Tanglewood) and the town is the center...
Day 123 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 123 on the Appalachian Trail

The kids were still asleep when I ate a quick breakfast, broke camp, and hit the trail. Before leaving, I noticed a guy climbing out of the hammock and saw that it was the section hiker that had stayed with me at Vanessa’s place, so I gave him a goodbye wave....