8/15/2014 0 Miles
Vegged out in the motel room while the clouds played games outside.
8/16/2014 6.1 Miles
Got out of the room and walked down the road then hitched a ride to the outfitter and trailhead got my birthday maildrop! Repackaged everything and sent some things ahead and some home. Hiked out and after some quick conversations with day hikers made some ground. Stopped at a shelter as the sky is threatening.
8/17/2014 17.4 Miles
It rained hard over night. We got up a little late but started hiking by 9:45 we arrived at the first shelter and breaked for a while then went down for a good bit. Pumped it over a few good ole' Vermont "Hills" then found a campsite after a water source. Food experiments are going well, country gravy mix and chicken and rice was pretty delicious!
Woke up all slanted on a poor tent site choice. Got everything together and left the shelter. Walked through some beautiful land and to a road. Some trail magic at a few mailboxes as we made our way into town. Walked by Dartmouth campus and down mainstreet. Picked up packages and got Starbucks then heard there was a bunch of hikers camped outside of town. Went to the library and fixed Poho's phone and got some more music. Made our way across town to the community center for laundry and showers. Walked the trail out of town and right there were 40+ hikers camped out so we threw our tent up and join the fire circle.
Woke up and walked to two different bakeries for a free bagel and a free donut. Then walked to the student center at Dartmouth and are hanging out playing pool listening to the jams. Eventually get back to the campsite and packed up. We then night hiked .7 miles to the first shelter. It started raining and we slept in the shelter.
(Maverick, Beirut, Stardust)
8/21/2014 13 Miles
Woke up to damp surroundings and made our way down the trail. We got to a blue blaze that reconnected so we called adventures and took it. We found a big empty lodge used by the Dartmouth outing club and hung out then hiked on back to the at then to a road and then the blazes disappeared and we road walked back to the trail to camp as it started raining.
(Maverick & Beirut)
8/22/2014 3.8 Miles
Woke up to a wet tent and packed up. Made our way through some quick miles to a road for Lyme, NH and got a ride in for food then back out to the ice cream mans home. He is a trail angel and it was his birthday so we celebrated And stayed the evening.
(Alot of folks)
8/23/2014 16.1 Miles
Woke up early cause everyone else did but beat everyone to the trail and pumped out some miles over increasinigly difficult but gorgeous terrain. Sunned for a while on Mt. Cube then made our way to water and a campsite.
(Voodoo, JoeCool, DayTripper, Beirut, Tbird)
8/24/2014 9.8 Miles
Woke up and did some quick miles to base of Moosilauke. Caugh Miss Janet and went to the Hikers Welcome Hostel. Got our packages and some bunks. Hung out and watched movies with the group.
(Grizz, DayTripper, JoeCool, Beirut, Maverick)
8/25/2014 9.3 Miles
Woke up and all the guys found our summit dresses we took pictures and headed, slackpacking thankfully, up Moosilauke as a group. Got lots of funny reactions as we got to the top. Crazy climb but super fun! Hung out up top then descended quickly to a parking area where Cheesesteak (Grizz's SO) had her car waiting as well as miss Janet. Went to Chetts place in Lincoln and stayed the night.
8/26/2014 0 Miles
Got up and everyone was going to a local swimming hole so we joined and had a blast cliff jumping. Miss Janet picked us p and we camped at the trailhead.
8/27/2014 16.3 Miles
(In the White Mountains)
Got up early and slackpacked over Kinsman ridge which took a solid 10 hours but was gorgeous with even better views ending at a parking area with now two vehicles waiting for us as daytrippers mom was visiting from SC! Camped after a ride for food.
(Grizz, DayTripper, JoeCool, Beirut, Maverick, Cheesesteak, Baltimore Jack )
8/28/2014 0 Miles
Rode around all day in the vehicles while everyone ran errands. Ended up at a motel for he evening.