Browsing Posts published in September, 2009

Baldpate Looms Ahead

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From today's hike: —"Home is where I hang my food bag" MonkeywrenchAllen

Elevation Profiles

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This is a photo taken with my cell phone camera showing the map and elevation profile for some of the terrain I have been hiking the last few days. —"Home is where I hang my food bag" MonkeywrenchAllen

Grafton Notch to East B Hill Road

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Monday, 9/7 Labor Day AT Miles = 10.3 / 1921.8Other Miles = 0.1 / 60.0Total Miles = 10.4 / 1981.8 I haven't slackpacked since those two days back in Massachusetts when Jodi came out and slackpacked me. Boy, is it nice! I had arranged for a 7:00AM shuttle from the hostel back to Grafton Notch, […]

Sunday, 9/6 AT Miles = 9.7 / 1911.5Other Miles = 0 / 59.9Total Miles = 9.7 / 1971.4 Miles to Katahdin = 266.8 Whew! What a day! The weather was perfect today. It was cold last night and I slept SO good all snugged down into my down sleeping bag. I was awake a few […]

Saturday, 9/5 AT Miles = 9.6 / 1901.8Other Miles = 0.8 / 59.9Total Miles = 10.4 / 1961.7 Miles to Katahdin = 276.5 9.6 miles. That must sound to you like I had an easy day. Ha! It took 9 hours to cover those 9.6 miles. I said the terrain was going to get tough, […]

US 2 to Gentian Pond Campsite

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Friday, 9/4 AT Miles = 11.8 / 1892.2Other Miles = 0.2 / 59.1Total Miles = 12.0 / 1951.3 Miles to Katahdin = 286.1 First, a word about the mileages given above. You all know that I skipped about 15 miles of trail between Carter Notch Hut, where I got off the trail a couple of […]

Ready To Go (fingers crossed)

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Well, everything* is packed and ready to go. I made a trip to the grocery store this morning and spent $70+ on food for 8 days. That’s 4 days in my pack, and another 4 days of food in a box I mailed to Pine Ellis Lodging in Andover, ME. When I think about it […]

Practice Hike

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I went for a little walk in the Blue Hills Reservation today. I canreport that hiking on a flat, smooth trail, with no pack, wearingCho-pat braces on both knees, and using my trekking poles, my kneesfelt about 98%. How that translates into carrying a full pack up anddown mountains and over rough terrain, remains to […]

Slight Delay

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Jodi just got a job for Thursday so she can't drive me to NewHampshire that day. Plans are pushed back one day to Friday. Geez, it's September already! How did that happen?— ~~~~~MonkeywrenchAllen F.