Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #116 - August 15, 2003
10:45 PM - I don't know what has happened to
us. Left camp @ 7:30 AM. Got a ride into Manchester Center, VT
@ 10:00 AM. It was a nice day & we did our shopping & laundry.
Ate @ McDonalds - twice! (Today I ate a double cheeseburger, 1
McChicken, 1 Big & Tasty, 1 small fry, 1 medium fry, 2 apple
pies, 2+ drinks and 2 hot fudge sundaes. I think Andy had even
more!) After our 2nd trip to McDonalds, we were sitting outside
preparing to get back on the trail, when Andy mentioned staying
the night. Next thing we knew, we were @ The Sutton Place. A house
with rooms and shared bath. Andy's watching TV downstairs right
now. We have no willpower anymore to say "no" to town
Rain tomorrow - yuck. Maybe we should zero here.
Was thinking of the perfect Mac commercial today,
based on actual events: Somewhere on the AT - A few hikers are
standing atop a grand mountain. One says how wonderful it all is & how
could anyone be sitting @ work behind a desk?
I say, "I miss my computer."
He says, "You must have a Mac."
I remember that conversation from the first weeks
on the Trail.
Oh - I could have sworn I saw Hillary Clinton
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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.