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

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July 16 – Full Circle

The morning started with hard rain and we ate our breakfast huddled under the hammock tarp. It had slowed to a drizzle by the time the kids and Mama Bear started hiking. I packed up the wet tarp and started…

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July 15 – Goofing Around

The Green Mountains have welcomed us home to northern New England. Lush forests, barren granite outcroppings, and plentiful boggy board walks. We even got to ride on a high speed quad chairlift.

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July 14 – Mountain Majesty

We awoke to what would have been a beautiful sunrise if it weren’t for the thick clouds settled into the valley filling our view with a uniform gray. But as we ate our breakfast and sipped our morning beverages the…

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July 13 – Vermont

Now in the forests of northern New England it feels like we’re back in our home playground. The Green Mountains are green indeed. Lush and damp with thick underbrush and mossy tree trunks it feels like an elfin garden. We…

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July 12 – Perspective

We awoke to the sunrise from the top of Mt. Greylock. We enjoyed the view from the nearby summit tower, which was constructed in 1933 when Mama Bear’s grandfather was a student at the nearby Williams College. Almost seventy years…

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July 11 – Trail Legs

We spent a lazy morning lingering with friends, in no rush to say goodbye. Cartwheel had her hair done. Everyone cooed over the baby. We ate more good food. Eventually we did head back to the woods and the miles…

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July 10 – Good Friends

Over the years that our kids have grown, our good friends Neva and Fredo have always made an effort to come see us, no matter what part of the world they were living in at the time. Now that they…

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July 9 – Cool Breeze

The rains came hard overnight but we all stayed dry and the heat finally broke. The morning brought ethereal light sifting through rain sparkled trees. The trail was pretty, the weather was perfect, and the hikers were crabby.

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July 8 – Rhino Reverence

It was love at first sight. When Cartwheel first set eyes on the rhinoceros-shaped walking stick painted pink, she knew it was the one for her. There was a whole collection of differently shaped sticks back at the WoodsHole hostel,…

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July 7 – Back on the Trail

After a long drive (with few pictures) we made it back on the trail. Mama Bear and the kids watched Frozen in the back seat and we listened to many hours of Eragon. Then, with much appreciated help from Peggy,…

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