Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #115 - August 14, 2003
8:00 PM - Had a nice view of the sunrise this
morning from Kid Gore Shelter. Sun! How great it is. No rain today,
Did another long day - 20 miles to the William
B. Douglas shelter. What a dump this place is. We're the only ones
here, too. Decided to tent cause the shelter's old and nasty.
Saw some moose tracks on the trail today. We
weren't sure if we were in moose territory yet, but I guess so.
We really have the feeling of being up north, now. Bigger mtns,
pines, rivers. Vermont seems nice so far. Went over Stratton Mtn,
which I think is the highest mtn on the trail in VT - 3,936 ft!
It wasn't so bad. Had a gorgeous view at the top, from the fire
tower. On a clear day you can see the Whites in NH. Didn't stay
up too long, cause it was so windy we were getting nervous!
I took a couple of falls today. Here I worried
about Andy falling, cause he tripped a couple times yesterday & went
down and today it was me. The second time was in a mud puddle and
I banged my knee pretty good. Hope I can walk on it tomorrow -
it might stiffen up.
Into Manchester Center tomorrow to resupply & we
might even catch a movie!
Next | Previous | Index
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.