Post from my 2001 AT thru-hike.

Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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AT 10 Year Anniversary

10 years ago today I flew from Boston to Atlanta, GA to start my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It would be the first step towards completing a 15 year long dream. I first climbed Mt. Katahdin, which is the northern terminus of the AT when I was…
Craig Fowler - Appalachian Trail - Katahdin - Finish
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Appalachian Trail Day 153 - Daisy Pond Lean-to - Katahdin

Appalachian Trail Day 153 Day 153 07-30-01 12.8 miles Daisy Pond Lean-to → Katahdin AT – 2168 I’ve done it! I’m sitting on top as I write.  The climb was a piece of cake.  I love it.  Jeff and I climbed like champs. …
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 152 - Hurd Brook - Daisy Pond Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 152 Day 152 07-29-01 11.0 miles Hurd Brook → Daisy Pond Lean-to AT – 2157.0 No E.T. camping.  The bugs weren’t too bad.  We had an owl come into camp right as I started the fire.  Mortis and Jeff…
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 151 - Wadleigh - Hurd Brook Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 151 Day 151 07-28-01 19.6 miles Wadleigh → Hurd Brook Lean-to AT – 2149.5 The mosquitoes were bad last night.  I was happy to be in my tent.  Jeff and I talked a bunch from within our tents.  Neither…
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 150 - Antlers Campsite - Wadleigh Stream Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 150 Day 150 07-27-01 13.6 miles Antlers Campsite → Wadleigh Stream Lean-to AT – 2129.9 What a great night!  Antlers Campsite was the best.  It’s the most beautiful spot yet.  The sun woke me up at…
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 149 - Logan Brook - Antlers Campsite

Appalachian Trail Day 149 Day 149 07-26-01 19.6 miles Logen Brook → Antlers Campsite AT – 2116.3 I slept great last night.  Got a late start at 8:40am.  The weather was perfect hiking weather.  Even now it’s wonderful. …
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 148 - Chairback - Logan Brook Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 148 Day 148 07-25-01 17.1 – miles Chairback → Logan Brook Lean-to AT – 2096.7 I didn’t sleep well at all.  The shelter deck was very uneven.  I kept sliding down.  Plus it was hot until it rained. The…
Appalachian Trail Day 147 - Wilson Valley - Chairback Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 147 - Wilson Valley - Chairback Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 147 Day 147 07-24-01 Day 147 Wilson Valley - Chairback Lean-to 15.6 miles, AT 2079.6 Day of Rain 35 There was a mouse running around last night.  I was scared he was going to get into my 6 days of food. …
Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to
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Appalachian Trail Day 146 - Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to

Appalachian Trail Day 146 Day 146, 07-23-01 Monson - Wilson Valley Lean-to 13.7 miles, AT - 2064.0 Didn't sleep well.  I forgot to mention that I saw a deer (?) in Maine.  None in NH.  I also saw a linx or a Bobcat yesterday. We…