Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Feature! Galleries!

Our extra time off the trail has given us the opportunity to upload some photos.  We’ve added a “Galleries” page.  Just click on “Galleries” (above) for a drop-down list of our galleries so far.  Check back on the Galleries page … Continue reading

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Domenic Crupi, 89

My dear old Grandpa Dom passed away two days ago. He was 89 years old and was surrounded by family, including all 5 of his children (one of them my mom) and my grandma, his wife of 62 years. He … Continue reading

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Two weeks down!

First things first before the real update – some quick answers/updates in reference to my last post and some questions we’ve gotten: 1. I wrote that we crossed the border from Georgia to West Virginia — well, I obviously don’t … Continue reading

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Troubles along the way

A couple of nights ago, at the Sassafras Gap Shelter, a bear got into the shelter and ripped open a hiker’s sleeping bag.  No, just kidding.  It got into the shelter, and ripped open someone’s food bag that they forgot … Continue reading

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Leisurely Saturday (Ahhhh!)

(This is by Mike, using Mel’s phone.) It’s Saturday the 26th of March. We reached N.C. Rte. 28 yesterday, after 5.5 miles of hiking; a total of 162.6 so far. There is a little town of Fontana Dam here, and … Continue reading

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1 week down

This afternoon we crossed the border from Georgia into North Carolina. 1 state down, 13 to go. 79.3 miles of walking in just 7 days with 35-40 pound packs on our backs. Wow! I’m kind of amazed with ourselves, if … Continue reading

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BTL update

It’s 8:03 – shuttle leaves in a few minutes to head back to the trail after our first town day/night.  Hope my toes have recovered a bit.  Here’s the latest from the BTL (blistered toes league);  Mike 4, Mel zero … Continue reading

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Long Time Comin’

  This post seems to have been a long time comin’!  We’ve finished six days, and it’s impossible to describe it all in a post.  I’d have to be typing for six days.  I’m going to try to attach several … Continue reading

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2%!

Another short dispatch from the field…this time because I’m super sleepy, not because I’m in a port-a-potty (or a privy, don’t worry). We are at Blue Mt. Shelter, 48.7 miles into our journey, or just over 2% of the whole … Continue reading

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Up and Down

This post is from Mike – made on Mel’s phone. (This may be sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” but that’s not required.) The Appalachian Trail goes up and down, up and down, up and down. … Continue reading

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