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Zero-Day

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I’m in Killington, Vermont about to have breakfast at the Inn on Long Trail. Yesterday was my first zero-day since Port Clinton, Pennsylvania (a “zero-day” is a day off for a hiker where no trail-miles are walked). I wasn’t going to take a zero-day, but events unfurled that lead me

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The Heat is On!

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The heat is o-on! Hoowee! In the words of Bob Dylan: “…hotter than a crotch”. Sorry, it’s just been so darn hot these last 3 weeks that I’m surprised I’m still able to walk 12-20 miles a day. And to boot, good water sources have been a bit scarce lately.

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Shenandoah Shenanigans

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I surpassed the 1,000 mile marker today near Bluemont, VA. There was a colorful post with “1,000” painted on it to mark the spot on the Trail. I thought about taking a picture of it, but it was raining pretty hard and I decided against it. A few yards from

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Tragedy. Magic.

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Hello internet! First and foremost, I want to bring up the unfortunate tragedy that occurred during Trail Days. There were no fatalities and since I never attended, I remain unscathed. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Trail Days, it is an annual celebration of Appalachian Trail hiking. Hikers

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Norovirus

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The Norovirus is traveling north with us hikers as we contaminate every shelter, hostel, hotel, motel, buffet, and Dollar General along the way. I thought I had this thing beat after being exposed to it in a shelter from two different afflicted hikers – one just 2 sleeping bags away

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