A Family Adventure of the 2,185 mile hike from Georgia to Maine - 2014

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A brief update

The kids are fully integrated back into their public school (they only missed the first two days of this year). The adults are similarly back to focusing on a broader array of responsibilities than simply moving the family safely north.  I have…

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August 31 – Head in the Clouds


We woke up early and hit the trail by five thirty to try to beat the forecasted weather expected to roll in later in the day. Most of the other thru-hikers had a similar approach and were on the trail…

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August 30 – Out of the Wilderness


The Hundred-Mile Wilderness may be an historical name designation only (it is not true wilderness in either the sense of the 1964 Wilderness Act or in true remoteness, being accessible by several private logging roads). But it does have psychological…

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August 29 – Rainbow Ledges


Our last day in the. Hundred-Mile Wilderness, we spent the evening on Rainbow Ledges enjoying the hemlock-framed view of Katahdin. We were joined by fellow thru-hikers Spider-Man, Blink, and. Bear Juice. The short day afforded plenty of time for lounging,…

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August 28 – Because They Can


The kids have now made good on their declared desire to hike a thirty mile day, which has been kicking around since their formative hiking days with Twelve Percent. He was the one to first inspire them to do a…

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August 27 – Whitecap


As we get closer to finishing and returning to our somewhat more indoor lives, our thoughts are naturally returning to home. We’re savoring our last few days out here before the kids return to school, I return to the office,…

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August 26 – Gulf Hagas


Every once in a while it’s nice to take a day off. And what better way to spend a day off then hiking and swimming in one of the world’s special spots. So here in our last week on the…

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