Long Trail, day 5

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Start: VT 15/Johnson End: Sterling Pond Shelter Mileage: 10.6 on LT Elevation gain/loss: 4393’/1893′ We got up this morning around 6am, after staying up rather too late, but the soft beds gave us deep, restorative sleep. At 6:30am, we were packed up and downstairs, ready for our hearty breakfast. We had … Continue reading Long Trail, day 5

Long Trail, day 4

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Start: Corliss Camp End: VT 15/Johnson/ Nye’s Green Valley Farm BnB Mileage: 11.8 on LT (+0.5 around town) Elevation gain/loss: 2671’/3924′ So the heavens opened yet again last night, pouring buckets of rain until around 6:45am when it finally tapered off. While it wasn’t actively raining during our hike, everything (especially … Continue reading Long Trail, day 4

Long Trail, day 3

Monday, August 27, 2018 Start: Tiltson Camp End: Corliss Camp Mileage: 15.0 on LT (+0.4 for side trail to Ritterbush Lodge) Elevation gain/loss: 3,665’/4,429′ We were up at 6:30am and on trail by 7:15. For the first 2-3 hours, it was super cloudy and foggy. Mt Belvedere was completely socked in. The sun slowly started … Continue reading Long Trail, day 3

Long Trail, day 2

Sunday, August 26, 2018 Start: Jay Camp End: Tiltson Camp Mileage: 11.7 on LT (+0.2 from shelter) Elevation gain/loss: 4,193’/3,878′ After a nice evening with food and nice chats, we had a middling night sleep. Towanda has a cold so she didn’t sleep well, and there was a mouse burrowing around at night, which was … Continue reading Long Trail, day 2

Long Trail, day 1

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Start: Journey’s End Camp End: Jay’s Camp Mileage: 11.8 LT, 2.0 RT bushwhack to Big Jay (+0.2 to shelter) Elevation gain/loss: ~4,916’/~4,000′, including bushwhack Towanda (AT NOBO ’15) and I started out from Journey’s End Camp around 7am. We traveled up the side trail to the Canadian border, took pictures, and … Continue reading Long Trail, day 1