Saturday, July 23, 2011

Katahdin's Summit (July 23, 2011)

"This trip is the culmination of years of dreaming, and maybe weeks of planning." Me, 2/19/2011, In the Hotel in Georgia the Day Before I Started Hiking
 "Dick's Dome is too small." Teddy to Me in Conversation, 5/3/2011, Jim and Molly Denton Shelter
 "A lot has happened since I summited Katahdin on 6/25. I relocated from Chicago to Charlottesville, VA and moved in with my new fiancee, 15, whom I met on a mountain back in the ME wilderness. A pretty amazing + life changing journey this has turned out to be." The Rambler and 15, date unknown, Paul C. Wolfe Shelter
"I came I saw I took a dump." Denver, 4/21/2011, Punchbowl Shelter 
"Today is my graduation day...Life on the trail has renewed my faith in myself and taught me what life is about...Goodbye for now AT." Abel Nightwood stopping 1300 miles into a SOBO trip, date unknown, Paul C. Wolfe Shelter
"Who needs porn when you have naked pictures of Eric McQuade, even if Eric McQuade is yourself?" Yikes, Yikes responding to me when I offered to sext her some pics of myself after the hike, 8/6/2011
Top Left to Right, Windscreen, Yikes, Sensei and I. Spam, bottom. (July 23, 2011)
I slept amazingly well since I was so tired from our day of drinking. We were all up

Friday, July 22, 2011

Entering Maine, Meeting Southbounders (July 5-22, 2011)

"Southward bound where I stop nobody knows." GB, 3/17/2011, Rausch Gap Shelter
"Talking to SOBOs is like talking to a kid who has yet to crushed by the hardships of life." Elvis, 7/4/2011, Full Goose Shelter
Sensei (left) and Yikes with a Clear View of Katahdin (July 22, 2011)
Maine had a lot of rugged trail. One nagging problem I had was forgetting that Maine still

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Whites (June 25-July 4, 2011)

"Being unemployed has its advantages." GB, 3/18/2011, Peter's Mt. Shelter
Windscreen on Mt. Moosilauke (June 27, 2011)
 The Whites are stunning. I appreciated them more than any other part of the trail. They

Friday, June 24, 2011

Better Times (June 12-24, 2011)

"To all: get drunk, smoke, make love before 6:00pm." The Corsican, 5/21/11, Eckville Shelter
Tom Laverdi's House (June 13, 2011)
Sensei (black vest), Spam (light shirt in the middle) & Windscreen (Red)

In Massachusetts somewhat taller mountains reappeared. By taller I mean nothing

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Unforgiving, Never-ending Grind (May 23-June 11, 2011)

"I've come to barely regard expansive views any longer, I pass them quickly with a simple glance, yet I take great care choosing the stump I wish to sit on during lunch." Mancub, 4/23/11, Hightop Hut

Everyone at the RPH shelter in New York State (June 3, 2011)

In the mid-atlantic all optimism ceased. We found ourselves in a vast stretch of trail with

Sunday, May 22, 2011

People Coming, People Going (May 6-22, 2011)

"Pretty sad morning, my hiking partner I met on Springer is gone." Youngin', 5/7/11, 501 Shelter
"Felt stronger this year for some reason but had more trouble with that thing between the ears." Anonymous, 4/26/11, Eagle's Nest Shelter

Rock Puncher (left) and Bear Jew (May 9, 2011)
When we strolled into the hostel in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia we were pretty much all

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Shenandoahs and Beyond (April 26-May 5, 2011)

Killing It in Waynesboro (April 26, 2011)

It was a damn fantastic feeling to walk into Waynesboro, VA and I'm quite sure no one