Appalachian Trail Conclusion

Appalachian Trail Conclusion

After the trail was completed Llama (Emma) and I joined my parents for a week vacation at Prince Edward Island in Canada. My parents fell in love with Llama. One of our first stops was to a mall where Llama and I could find clothes that fit into the real world, that...
Katahdin

Katahdin

Tuesday, October 5, 1999 Llama and I made it to Millinocket where we found a hiker hostel called the A.T. Lodge and found many familiar faces sitting in chairs staying warm as they waited for their final climb. Everyone was nervous, not about the last climb so much as...
Frostbite

Frostbite

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 News from the front lines: the mieces broke past our sentry and tore through the shelter from all directions, desecrating everything we owned. They left behind small brown reminders of their victory upon our pots, water containers,...
September 21-27

September 21-27

Tuesday, September 21, 1999 Today I am have come down with some sort of sickness, I ache and have a cough and sore throat. My body feels heavy and I don’t feel like I even have the ability to lift my body up from my sleeping bag. It started last night a few miles back...
September 14-20

September 14-20

Wednesday, September 15, 1999 We’ve had several tough days of hiking through some of the most amazing and rugged mountains and I am tired. My body is a big noodle, I just collapse at night without energy to want to talk with others or even read. I find myself just...
Mount Washington

Mount Washington

Tuesday, September 7, 1999 Another friend Roc has left the trail, he said he had had his fill and was going home. The first day I met him was the day I got stung by all the swarm of yellow jackets. He was warm and friendly and I was in agony and had legs swollen to...
Fear on the Mountain

Fear on the Mountain

Tuesday, August 31, 1999 We climbed Mt. Killington where the Rev. Samuel Peters stood stoically upon the peak and named the area in a bold voice, “Verd-Mont.”These mountains are full of beauty and color making it a pleasure to be able to hike through. On the...
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...