After Irene and reports of the Housatonic river flooding I decided to put off that section of the AT for a bit, I can't even imagine what it looks like. I have a 4 day weekend at the end of September I can use to get out on the trail and a whole month to get in better shape. Time to lose the weight that snuck on during summer vacation while I was eating garbage all summer:( I will admit those strawberry shakes were soooo good.
A little less sore today. Ready for the hurricane.
Trying to plan 20 miles through Connecticut next week from Bulls Bridge to CT Rt 4. Two sleep overs, short mileage days (7, 7 and 4). Or one night, 7 and 11 miles. Shorter mileage might equal less pressure and more enjoyment.
wow, what a rugged part of the trail. I was bonking a bit at the end and I'm going to be in screaming pain tomorrow, but I loved it. Now the hurricane can come. I've seen octopus and rattlesnakes this summer, I am content with life.
If next week is dry, I want to get some CT done.
3 rattle snakes 2 black racers 3 deer tons of chipmunks a few weird toads funky spiders tons of insects.
Enjoy your hike! There are great views of the Hudson from that section of the trail, especially between Perkins Tower & the Inn. I've heard that this is one of the most traveled sections of the AT. I used to love going to the Inn in the winter for hot chocolate, but it has been closed down for rennovations for several years. Over the last few months, though, I 've finally been seeing some signs of work over there.
I planned to section hike NY this year, but so far, it hasn't happened. I'm hoping that once fall hits, I can convince my BF to do some day hikes & see how many miles we can log before the end of the year.
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The week of August 22, I will be doing a section in NY from Seven Lakes Drive to the Bear Mountain Inn. In the 2011 Data book this section is only 11 miles. Perfect for a beautiful day hike. I don't know the exact day of the week yet.
When NY is checked off, I'll be planning the get the 42 miles I have in CT done...I'm thinking of getting almost 19 done the week of August 29. When work starts I can do some three day weekends in Autumn and get some more done:D Since my trips are so short I go pretty light and I don't like to bring much. I might bring my kindle, that would be a new indulgence. Holds a charge for weeks.
I have one 15.2 mile section in NY left to finish up that ends in the Bear Mtn. state park parking lot. I also need to do about 45 miles in CT from Bulls Bridge to Salisbury (there's a good ice cream parlor there I'm told). I'm going on vacation this Saturday, and when I get back I want to plan a day hike of my NY section so I can cross off NY finally!
I'd like to do some Autumn weekend overnights in MA or NJ this Fall. Imagine how gorgeous that would be in Sept and Oct before it gets too cold. Get dropped off after work on Friday, do a short hike in to sleep. Have good solid Saturday and cover some miles, get a good night sleep and hike to a pick up spot Sunday, sounds like I could get in a few good weekends this year.
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