Appalachian Trail: Lovers’ Leap Loop

| April 11, 2022

Appalachian Trail: Lovers' Leap Loop

1.81 miles; 367 ft. total elevation gain; Hot Springs, NC I did start out with the best of intentions on this hike, I really did. I meant to do a longer route called the Pump Gap Loop which includes a bigger section of the Appalachian Trail but, well, it was HARD, as in steep and […]

Jane Bald from Carver’s Gap

| September 24, 2021

Jane Bald from Carver's Gap

3.27 miles; 613 ft. total elevation; Roan Mountain, TN Whew. It’s not a lot of mileage, but it’s probably one of the most spectacular hikes I’ve ever done. I got the idea to try to hit some sections of the Appalachian Trail, since it’s really not far from where I am nowadays, and I picked […]

Saturdays by the Book: Rain out!

| April 26, 2014

Saturdays by the Book: Rain out!

so no hike today. i did get dressed and start off, but the pouring rain (and the vivid memory of slipping on a wet rock and breaking my ankle) finally convinced me that this saturdays by the book hike (durfee hill, hike #25 from ken weber’s weekend walks in rhode island) was not to be. instead, […]

Backpacking Report

| July 24, 2013

Backpacking Report

12 miles   not very fast remember walter brennan? that funny little hitching, limping walk he had? that’s what i look like today. i ended up not doing the full hike, due to several unfortunate circumstances. one, i was simply not prepared, physically, for the rigors of hiking in the berkshires. i mean, seriously NOT […]

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

| June 9, 2013

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 2

4.2 miles   1.9 mph the trip back to the cars in the morning was a lot easier and faster, though we were all (okay, some of us) pretty sore. i have to say i was proud of my new pack, laverne. she was a svelt 25 pounds including water, and pretty easy on my […]

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 1

| June 9, 2013

Mud-tober Mountain Backpacking Trip, Day 1

8.5 miles   < 1 mph i should have realized the trail would be a muddy mess from the downpour of the previous night, but a plan is a plan. almost. the original plan was to hike an approximately 7-mile section of the appalachian trail in october mountain state forest in lee, massachusetts. we ended […]

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