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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Unlikely Hiker Trail Journal

Gear talk: Still learning after 1600 miles

After my unsuccessful trip into Bennington and the first couple nights where it dropped into the forties, I made it into my planned stop in Manchester Center with winter gear and all the other changes that would be required for the final stretch of trail on my mind. I had already anticipated cooler temperatures, so

A dreamer looks at 35

There is something about birthdays that cause many people to become incredibly reflective on where they find themselves in life. I have never been one of these people. Even when I turned the big “Three-Oh,” an event I have seen bring a few others to tears, I simply saw another year pass. If anything, I

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