Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hello, New York!

It’s 10:15 AM on 6/29, and we just crossed over from NJ into NY (somehow certain to be our favorite state). So, altogether, we’ve covered 1,357.8 miles! A mere 823.2 to go. On Friday PM we’ll be off-trail in Brooklyn. … Continue reading

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New Jersey Is So Close I Can Smell It…

…and it smells wonderful! Surprising I know, but first thing tomorrow morning we’ll be crossing over the mighty Delaware into northern New Jersey and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, really. Of course if the trail went through Elizabeth, the smell … Continue reading

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Mike’s Wildflower Gallery Updated (again!)

I’ve just added 19 more photos to the Wildflowers gallery. Lately, we’ve noticed a change, as the weeks go on, from springtime to summer flowers.  There are not many left in the woods (where now it’s too shady for flowers … Continue reading

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Hot day, cool stream

About a week ago, on Saturday June 11th, it was very hot and humid, and we stopped for a lunch break at a footbridge over a stream.  Gravelly bottom, not very deep.  Great place for a dip!    

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Gordon & Terry – 6/18/11

As much as we’re enjoying this long hike, it was our extreme pleasure to get off the trail for a couple of days to enjoy the wedding festivities of my brother-in-law (CLiCK!’s uncle) Gordy and my new sister-in-law Terry.  Doni … Continue reading

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Halfway and Humbled

I’m sitting in the morning sun, enjoying a breakfast of fresh fruit (a rarity out here) and coffee on the balcony of the (in)famous Doyle Hotel in Duncannon. PA. It’s mile 1138.5, we’re 52.2% complete and I’m feelin’ fine. And … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward (and downword and upword)

Hey all! Just wanted to give you an update on my first bit back on the trail after the injury. We did 8.6 miles after leaving Waynesboro, PA this morning. We went back to Pen-Mar park in MD where we … Continue reading

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Hey hey hey! On the trail again!

It’s Tuesday morning, and we’ll be catching a ride back to the trail in a bit under an hour.  It’ll be nice to get back to the trail, as slowly and carefully as we may have to take it for … Continue reading

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Two new galleries!

I’ve just added two new collections under “Mike’s Galleries”.  Click on the “Mike’s Galleries” heading, and you may now choose “07 – West Virginia” and “08 – Maryland”. This is the first time I’ve been completely up to date!  An … Continue reading

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Gallery Update – Mike’s “06 – Virginia”

Our unscheduled layover in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania has given me the chance to catch up on my photo posting.  I’ve just completed my selections for the state of Virginia – there are now 94 chronologically-ordered photos I took in the state. … Continue reading

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