Busy week…

One last day hiking with Ben with a final night tenting behind the Toy makers  Cafe. Awesome breakfast there next morning.

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. This is Ben and me thumb wrestling in front of Thumb Rock:

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We were picked up in Salisbury CT by Ed who took both of us home to Cooperstown. Short weekend for me to celebrate Father’s Day and my anniversary.
Grandpa, my sister Jane and me for picnic at Three Mile Park.

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Stephanie and me celebrating anniversary 34 at the Otesaga

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Me celebrating summer in Cooperstown

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June 23 back on trail. Dropped off at Williamstown MA to continue my journey. Last September I did a big chunk of AT hiking in Massachusetts with friend Tom B. I’m skipping MA now so I can hike as much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine before my Aug 15 deadline.
After just a few uphill miles I’m at the VT border. The AT through VT shares part of the Long Trail which traverses all of VT north to south

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Next morning rained pretty hard for 2 hours. That wasn’t so bad, but I had to climb down some steep rocks that afternoon. I think the most dangerous part of the hike so far is hiking downhill and not slipping or falling. I’ve done both so far. Minor bruises only.

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No more rain and a nice Thai dinner that evening.

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Today was a tough uphill to the top of Stratton Mountain. Rewarded by a firetower with beautiful 360 view

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Tonight I’m stealth camping alone in the woods. Hope no critters around

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Tomorrow will go into Manchester for resupply.
Do my best to keep these posts coming.

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