Monthly Archives: May 2011

Extra Lucky

Due a sixty-mile detour to DC and a bonus day of repose with our friends in Shippensburg, the official halfway mark proved far more elusive than a previous blog post suggested. In case you were worrying, we did in fact … Continue reading

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A Dry Place in PennsylRainia

During our muddy trudge through the first section of Pennsylvania, we had been anticipating our arrival in the home territory of our friends at Toigo Orchards. For those following this blog who aren’t familiar, I frequently used their tasty fruits … Continue reading

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New Digs

As Travis hinted in the previous post, life since the C&O Canal has been, in a word, soggy. The bulk of our hiking has been divided between dodging immense puddles, depicted above, and scrambling over slick, lichen-ous boulders, depicted below. … Continue reading

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Back on Trail

We are back to hiking after four full days in Arlington. We kept busy during our visit, although we admittedly spent most of the time preparing to party with family and friends. The chefs from Clyde’s managed to get away … Continue reading

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Spontaneity on the C&O Canal

As some of our surprised friends and family now know, as we approached Harpers Ferry, we found ourselves tempted by an intriguing opportunity. The AT follows the C&O canal for several miles as it leaves town northbound. We realized that … Continue reading

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The Comma

As exciting as it was to be back in the land of our gear tests and practice hikes, nothing has yet compared to the feeling of hiking 1,000 miles. That comma carries some serious weight. When, aside from flying, have … Continue reading

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Halfway Hiatus!

As hard as it is to believe, we are within days of finishing Virginia and reaching the halfway point of our journey. To celebrate, we’ll be in the DC area from May 15-17 for a few days of relaxing, playing, … Continue reading

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