Moose!

Moose!

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 Our new friends dropped us off at the trail with large hugs and full hearts. They didn’t want to send us off any more than we wanted to leave them. It felt like when you couldn’t hang up the phone on your girlfriend in high school until they...
August 17-23

August 17-23

Tuesday, August 17, 1999 We didn’t get very far in our hike yesterday, after four sweet miles we hit a small shelter of timber that sat on a cliff overlooking the Connecticut Valley. It was so beautiful we sat and just admired the beauty. We took our shoes off and...
August 10-16

August 10-16

Tuesday, August 10, 1999 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”Marcel Proust. Cold! Cold! Cold! The temperature dropped to the high 40’s at night and Llama and I are snuggling desperately looking for heat to stop...
August 2-9

August 2-9

Tuesday August 3 “Your travel life has the essence of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and...

July 27-August 2

Friday, July 30, 1999 We were brought back to the trail but the temperature slammed me to the ground and held me there. I have no motivation to hike in this soupy wave of heat. We entered New Jersey and this state seems as hot as the last. There is a severe draught...
The Heat Rises

The Heat Rises

Tuesday, July 20, 1999 We went to the post office first thing in the morning and picked up my food drop and mail from friends and family. I didn’t read any right away but pulled them out one at a time throughout the day when I took breaks from hiking. I am humbled and...