In case you have not already heard. My hike on the LT was a great success. We launched from the US Canadian Border on October 18, 2013 and stood at the Vermont-Massachusetts border on November 6, 2013. It was a trip of reunions, cold challenges, and nearly deserted trails. I took the train from Chicago to Rutland, VT. I then hitchhiked 60 miles up Highway 100 to Waterbury, VT. Once in Waterbury I met up with JC and Sherps. We zipped around Vermont caching food that we would pick up along our hike.
Sunroof (AT '12) and Grumpy (AT VT-ME '12, 1,200 PCT miles '13) met up with us along the way, this hike had a reunion feel to it at times. Hell even the trail was an old friend. The last 90ish miles of the Long Trail are coincide with the Appalachian Trail.
All in all it was a wonderful trip.
|Only took me to hitches to get from Rutland, VT|
to Waterbury, VT. Gotta love Vermonters
|Starting off the hike at the US-CAN |
border with a little night hiking!
|JC, Sunroof and I packing up at Spruce Ledge Camp.|
|The Long Trail is blazed with 6x2 white blazes, just like the Appalachian Trail.|
|Nothing beats a great spring!|
|This is where Vermont's world famous maple syrup comes from. We saw the last bit of fall color only at lower elevations.|
|The LT after a nice dusting.|
|This is Mount Snow's North Face from the Glastonbury fire tower. My dad's side of the Family grew up skiing those slopes.|