Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #103 - July 29, 2003
8:45 PM - Late start again, but still had a pretty
big day - 18 miles. OK day of hiking with some nice smooth trails.
Lots of rocks, though, too. Yesterday & today we've passed
by more old stone walls & foundations than I've ever seen along
the whole trail. In some areas you look around to see entire grids
of walls laid out through the forest.
6 miles into the day was a good break for lunch
- a deli/market .4 miles from the trail. Had pizza & beer.
Of course, the main reason we went in was to pickup some groceries
to get us to Kent. Passed by a nice lake late in the day - "Nuclear
Lake." Guess they used to do nuclear testing somewhere around
there, but it seems very healthy & is very pretty. Some people
have taken a dip but it was too late for us.
At the Telephone Pioneers Shelter tonight with
just Ace again. We seem to have hit a lull in the mad rush of hikers.
Took a nosedive on the way to the privy - that's about the most
exciting thing I have to say about this place.
746 miles to go. :)
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Preparing to Hike
the Appalachian Trail?
Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers
include the Appalachian
Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail
Conference), the Appalachian
Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian
Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide
for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The
Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters,
and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road
crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent
tools for use during a long distance hike.