Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Decision to return to the Long Trail

In 2015, during my Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I naturally covered the southernmost 100 miles of the Long Trail as the LT and AT overlap for the first 100 miles northbound from Massachusetts.  When I saw the white blazes of the LT diverge northward at the Maine Junction near Killington last summer, I was not thinking very seriously that I wanted to walk that way.  There was still a lot of the AT to go.

It has been many months since I finished at Mt. Katahdin and frankly I have sorely missed the feeling of being out in the woods living the long distance hiker's daily routine.  So, I have decided to return to that spot and hike the rest of the Long Trail to the Canadian border.  It is about 170 miles more for me to do, and I plan on doing it in one push from July 25, 2016 to August 3, 2016.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the Long Trail, Paul. I imagine it will not be a very easy trail.
    Stay safe. Love, Mama/Lynne