Monthly Archives: September 2014

Six Lessons From My Vermont Trip

I’ve been back in Virginia for a few days and have been telling the Princess all about my backpacking trip on the Long Trail with Whiskers and his students – B3, Toog, Jukebox, Aviator, and Sinatra. She’s encouraging me to … Continue reading

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Day Ten – Burlington

We got up early this morning and quickly hiked the 7.5 miles to our pick-up point where Sinatra’s mother, Rebecca, met us and drove us into Burlington. We checked in to the Anchorage Inn, washed our laundry at the laundromat … Continue reading

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Day Nine – To Buchanan Shelter

Today we hiked eleven miles through a thick forest with lots of maple trees and pines. There was some climbing in big rocks but we were not above the tree line like we were yesterday on Mount Mansfield. We had … Continue reading

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Day Eight – Mount Mansfield

Well we made it up and over Mount Mansfield today and are now relaxing at Butler Lodge, which is like a small cabin compared to the shelters we have stayed in before. Last night a big thunderstorm rolled through and … Continue reading

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Day Seven – Whiteface Mountain

Today marks one full week on the trail for us and it was our most challenging day yet. We left the B&B after another great breakfast and were on the trail before 8:00. Whiteface Mountain was our first challenge – … Continue reading

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Day Six – Labor Day

We enjoyed a nice campfire last night at Corliss Camp even though it had rained and everything was pretty wet. Jukebox had collected a baggie full of birch bark which was excellent tinder for starting the fire. She’s become quite … Continue reading

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