[at-l] Greetings From Vermont

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 21:53:58 CDT 2010

This is a hiking list? Oh crap! I never knew...

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Robert Dudley <greyowlvermont at live.com> wrote:
> Greetings From Vermont,
> I realize that it has been a long time since y'all have heard from me. I am
> alive and well and happily retired in Vermont. I have always considered the
> list a hiking list and I decided that after I move to Vermont that I would
> only post to the list when I had a trip report. No big trip report, but
> recently I have been doing some hiking and I am debating whether to hike the
> whole length of the long trail or all of the AT in Vermont. I have
> approximately a three month window and I am planning to finish of
> Connecticut this year along with a small section in Pennsylvania. I have one
> small section left in New Jersey that I may sneak in when I visit my
> daughter over thanksgiving.
> My daughter's room mate, from college, got married yesterday. The wedding
> was at the Buck Steep Manor in Massachusetts, about two hours from my home
> in Vermont. To my surprise Washington Mountain Road crossed the AT (I almost
> ran off of the road when I saw the white blaze). This morning I took the
> opportunity to hike approximately one mile in and one mile out. Not much of
> a trip report except I have now hiked the a part of the AT in every state
> that it runs through. Some of the sections I hiked in 40 years ago so I do
> not have them on my official section thru hike of the trail.
> In addition to hiking other trails in Vermont, this year, I have hiked a
> section of the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin, The Paul Bunyan Trail in
> Minnesota and the Voyageur Trail in Northern Ontario. The latter is a butt
> kicker that goes around the north shore of Lake Superior. I wish that I was
> younger, it is a trail that I would really like to hike. Despite the lousy
> weather forecast for next week I am going to start a couple of warm up hikes
> on the long trail. Might drop you all a note to let you know how it is
> going.
> Cheers,
> Bob
> PS I do not have internet access at home, I go to the library once a week to
> access my e-mail. Therefore I am on digest mode.
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