Long Trail, day 6

Thursday, August 30, 2018 Start: Sterling Pond Shelter End: Puffer Shelter Mileage: 15.9 on LT Elevation gain/loss: 5742’/5701′ After a nice relaxing evening, we climbed into bed and fell asleep around 9pm. We were woken up multiple times during the night by very intense, very heavy downpours of rain accompanied by high winds. It rained … Continue reading Long Trail, day 6

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