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Notes from the Trail

Hiking Distance for the Long Distance Hiker

So, what’s it like to hike long distance?  First of all, there are degrees of “long distance” hiking.  I’m a section hiker (491 trail miles in May and June of 2017 and another 255 miles in September 2017).  There are a lot of...

November 2, 2016

There is a tradition on the Appalachian Trail to either give yourself a trail name or be given one. My trail name is "Slapshot." It was given to me, because I l

November 1, 2016

A hiker’s appetite is legendary.  Of course, I was clueless about the need to eat a lot at the outset.  A couple of days into my 2016, 532 mile section hike, my hiking partner and I stopped at the Wolfpen Gap Country Store & Hostel.  We planned to stay the night and ge...

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