July 27 – August 2
Miles Hiked: 102
- Weekly Average: 14.6 miles/day
- Total: 1911
- Overall Average: 13.7
- Zero Days: 0 / Total: 13
Money Spent: $??? *
- Town Food/Lodging:
- Trail Food:
*Totals updated when they have cell service again.
Highlight of the Week
Jerry: Crossing the state line from NH into ME at mile 1,900! This is our thirteenth and final state to hike in on the trail!
Bennett: After a super stormy day at a Hut spent playing Monopoly, it was SO AMAZING to have the sky clear up just in time for our ascent of Mt. Washington. The hike was great, and the views all that day were breathtaking. The area reminded me so much of New Zealand, and I hope I can return sometime again.
Karen: Having Christopher come home after being in Canada all summer and Carson finally home from working at camp.
Lowlight of the Week
Jerry: It taking me 10 hours to slack pack the 21 miles from Pinkam Notch to the White Mountains Hostel.
Bennett: Having my Hennessey Hammock rain fly leak during all the storms this week. Wet clothing + wet hammock + wet sleeping bag = NO FUN.
Karen: The official end of summer with the start of pre-planning.
Memory of the Week
Jerry: Our stay at the White Mountains Hostel. They had bunks with fresh linens, showers, laundry, breakfast, town shuttles, computer, wide screen television, a 21 mile slack packing shuttle back to Pinkham Notch, and were located right on the Appalachian Trail!
Bennett: Staying at the White Mountains Lodge & Hostel for two evenings. This place is by far one of my favorite stays — they give you comfy clothes to wear while they wash all your clothing, and Marni cooks a delicious, big hiker breakfast in the mornings. It was nice to knock out 21 miles of slackpacking while there, too. To say it’s hard to leave is an understatement!
Karen: Although Bennett graduated in December, she sublet her space during the spring semester. The lease ended and guess who got to move her furniture back to Atlanta? Hint: Not her. Or her father. However, her grandmother and I and her grandmother’s pickup did a fine job of getting stuff back to Atlanta. Thank you, mom, for your help!