Monthly Archives: August 2014

Day Five – Our First Rain Day

Everyone enjoyed a fine meal last night at Wild Wings restaurant (not Buffalo Wild Wings) in Johnson, Vermont. In addition to our group of backpackers we were joined by Toog’s mother Denise and her friend Martha and Jukebox’s parents Dave … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Day Four – Mt. Belvedere

Everyone must have been excited about getting to town today because by 6:00 a.m. we were all up and moving around. Tillotson Camp had a nice overlook with a terrific view and several of the students were waiting to see … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

Day Three – Tillotson Camp

Today was a challenging day! We hiked 11.7 miles over rugged trail with our longest climb of the trip up Haystack Mountain. To make it even tougher the water source at Hazen Shelter was dry so we were short of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

Day Two – Jay Peak

We woke up early this morning but everyone was slow getting packed up so we didn’t start hiking until almost 8:00. The weather was cool and we were in the clouds so it seemed very foggy. The trail was more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

And We’re Off

Today we drove to Journey’s End, the northern terminus of the Long Trail. We walked in on the approach trail to the Canadian border where The Long Trail begins. Then we hike on to the Shooting Star shelter where we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 5 Comments

Not So Fast!

I take it back! In my previous post I wrote that I would be using my Instagram account to blog about my upcoming hike of The Long Trail with Whiskers and his students. Well I’ve changed my mind and will … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 9 Comments

A New Adventure!

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while since I last posted and I want to let you know that in one week I will begin hiking The Long Trail in Vermont with my friend from the Appalachian Trail, ‘Whiskers’, and his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments