Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #130 - September 1, 2003
9:30 PM - A little late and don't feel like writing
Got to have leftover pancakes @ the Hut this
morning, so we left with full stomachs. Will have to remember to
write about the experience with the two SoBo's at the Hut.
Had another good day for hiking and got into
Zealand Falls Hut & had lunch. AYCE soup & bread for a
few bucks. I guess it's all leftovers, but who cares. Left full
Had an easy hike down to Crawford Notch & we
caught a ride to the Dry River Campground. They have showers & laundry
here. There is almost no one around. We haven't seen a caretaker
yet, either, so maybe we'll end up taking a thru-hiker discount,
ha, Ha! Really we shouldn't, but the sites are $12...I think we
need change for a $20.
The batteries in my headlamp are about dead,
so I better get to sleep. Headed for Mt Washington tomorrow. Well,
Lake of the Clouds Hut probably - about a mile short of the summit.
Should be a very tough 11 miles.
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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.