Back on trail!

Left my hiking “crew”, Morroco Mole and Adventure on May 22

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All wives met us in Hamburg PA, home of world’s largest Capella’s. The guys kept hiking,  but I went back to Cooperstown with Stephanie for a few days of real life at home:

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The main reason for the hike detour was to travel to Providence RI to see our Ben graduate from Brown University.

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We all had a great time. All four boys have finished college!

Another highlight of the weekend was a brief stop at the AT trailhead off the Mass Turnpike in Lee MA. My dad Alex, age 94, wanted to hike some of the AT with me and his wish came true:

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On May 31, after a 3 hour ride back to High Point NJ, my son Ed joined me on the next leg of my hike.

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Notice my six week beard is gone!  Starting fresh this next leg.

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High Point had some nice views

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Last night we stayed at a great shelter with potable spring water and a mowed field where Ed and I camped in tents without needing our fly tent protection, so we had a nice view of the stars.

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Today we over did it a bit with a 15 mile day. Varied terrain in New Jersey with hills, swamps, and pastures :

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Relaxing after dinner now. Plan for a bit less challenging day tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted….

6 comments

  1. Margaret Fitzgerald · June 2, 2016

    Aw…I miss the beard! Great photos as usual. I hope the weather continues to be great for you.

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  2. Ken B. · June 2, 2016

    Mike – I think you talked Ed into going with you so you could “hitch” a ride on his back whenever the need arises!!! Welcome back to the trail and Dad looks GREAT!! ( call him to take over the next time you need a break!!). Now you have to lose those 9 pounds all over again after the home cooking!! All the best, stay well & take care – Ken. (P.S. – congrats to Ben and the entire family on his graduation).

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  3. Shelley Hyatt · June 7, 2016

    Mike, I just sent you a message and hope somehow I sent it to the right place. I am so overwhelmingly proud of you and your accomplishments. You set a wonderful goal for all of us to never just dream. Do it! Uncle Allie, you look like part of the Team! Xx Shelley

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    • Mike Bauer · June 7, 2016

      Thanks for the encouragement Shelley! Today’s my birthday, (65!), so I’m taking what’s called a zero, which means I’m spending most of the day relaxing in a hotel. Steak for dinner tonight!

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