I am here at home in St Louis waiting to return to the trail. I have decided to go north where it’s cooler; I’ll also be back in the bubble of NOBO (northbound) thru-hikers. It could be a little humorous to run into hikers that I met while hiking in Virginia in July!
I’ll be starting in Hanover, NH on the Dartmouth campus and heading south into Vermont and western Massachusetts. I leave in 6 days and will return home in early September. The goal is to do another 200+ miles from Hanover to Great Barrington, Mass. Although, I plan to hike at a comfortable pace and may cut the trip short by a few miles. I’ll be visiting friends in Albany before returning home. If all goes well, I’ll get a chance to see both my brothers who reside in Massachusetts too.
And by the way, the invitation is always open to come hike with me…
It’s been hot here but I’ve tried to keep my legs by riding my bicycle. My legs are strong, but I am getting a little saddle-sore. Ha!
Here’s a shot of Forest Park from my last ride.
Hike stats from section 1 of the trek:
Miles hiked from Harpers Ferry – 294.8 miles
Avg daily distance – 10.5 miles
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ― C.S. Lewis