162 days in… (Monson to Mount Katahdin ~ miles 2076.4 – 2,190.9)

100 Mile Wilderness We left Monson on the 8th of August, packs heavy with 7 days of provisions and headed into the 'wilderness'. I must say that the trail here was exactly like the 2,076 miles of trail we had already covered except there were no roads, stores or towns for the 100 mile stretch. …

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155 days in… (Gorham to Monson ~ miles 1,871.5 – 2076.4)

Pain, Rain and MAINE! After a few very wet and exhausting days in New Hampshire, we crossed into the final state of this journey, Maine, last Saturday. I have discovered that the terrain of Southern Maine is similar to that of New Hampshire - tough, rocky, and still mountainous! Our mileage had dropped with the …

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140 days in… (Hanover to Gorham ~ miles 1,748.7 – 1,871.5)

'Climb Every Mountain' New Hampshire, it seems, it full of mountains. Well 24 mountains since Hanover to be exact... Excluding the challenging terrain New Hampshire is incredible and I have been lucky to experience it in a spell of wonderful weather which provided the most breathtaking views of the White Mountains. After taking half a …

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131 days in… (Bennington to Hanover ~ miles 1,611 – 1,748.7)

Vermont Vermont has been my favourite state thus far. It it simply beautiful, and returning to larger mountains has been exciting and has made me feel as if I am actually making some progress. The mountains of Vermont are known as the Green Mountains, with daily steep climbs in dense pine forest. Not much has …

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122 days in… (New York to Bennington ~ miles 1,450 – 1,611)

Connecticut The 51 miles of this state passed rather quickly. I entered into Connecticut (CT) with great enthusiasm as we were going to be heading into the county of 'Kent'. The trail follows the Housatonic River for quite a stretch which provided lovely areas right next to the river. Less than 3 hours of being …

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111 days in… (Delaware Water Gap to New York City ~ miles 1,294.7 – 1,450.0)

New Jersey After recuperating in Delaware Water Gap (thank you for everything, Katie!), we put Pennsylvania behind us and set off feeling fully-rested and ready for the 72 miles of New Jersey trail. I loved this state, mostly because of the iconic boardwalks which meant flat terrain and wetland areas filled with wildlife! My favourite …

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100 days in… (Duncannon to Delaware Water Gap ~ miles 1,149 – 1,294.7)

Expectations Before I left for this trip, I made a point of steering clear of all photographs and videos of the trail's terrain and scenery so that I would simply experience it as and when I got to it. Pennsylvania ends and Rocksylvania begins... In terms of AT miles, Pennsylvania (PA) is the 3rd longest …

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