8/11 Bear Mountain Tower (14.3)

September 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Trailmagic with Killer and Hagrid, Meteor shower with Voice, Toymaker breakfast, 1500 mi It’s been a while now since we’ve had a big climb with a big reward; it may sound strange that the flatlands are making us lose our motivation, when we have the constant motivators of seeing 15 to 20 miles a day fly by on the easy grades, but we have had a hard time focusing on why we’re out here when we pass towns and roads each day, fall asleep to the sound of cars or trains, and see the familiar yet intimidating shapes of mountains […]

8/10 Toymakers Cafe / Falls Village (14)

September 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

The best days start with eating from a bowl made of bacon, which happens to be a specialty of Mike’s. After our amazing breakfast, Jess pried us out of her house and brought us back to the trail. Our first 0.1 mile of the trail could not be completed, as the brook we needed to cross was so swollen from the rain the night before. Luckily, there was a bad weather re-route we could take, unluckily, it was a 1 mile road walk! Road walking would become the theme of our day. Apparently CT has taken a very pragmatic approach […]

8/9 CT 4 (4.1) – Rain Day!

September 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

Last night we slept in a water bed, the volume of rain being such that water unavoidably pooled beneath the waterproof bottom of our tent. It was the most relaxing warning of a flashflood ever. As only the bravest and most extreme hikers can do, we mustered up all of our courage to pack up our soggy tent and call for a rescue. Our good friends, Mike and Jess agreed to come to Cornwall Bridge, CT and dry us out. As awesome as they are for driving the 45 minutes to get us, they refused to boat the 4 miles […]

8/8 Stewart Hollow Shelter (10.3)

August 28, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Some of you might be wondering where we are, what we’re doing, why we’re so bad at answering our phones, and probably also why we haven’t updated our blog in almost three weeks… To summarize, we caught up with a lot of hikers and began living in the present, from day to day, rather than thinking about our lives back home. We have been pretty caught up in the world of the trail these last few weeks and now we’re trying to get our heads above the trees. So, as far as the trail goes, on this particular day we […]