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Hammondsport, NY

By karenskurka / October 20, 2004 /

OCTOBER 20 — HAMMONDSPORT, NY The last two weeks have seen Andrew crossing through New York on the Adirondack and the North Country Trails. There is a 60 mile road walk that connects the Adirondack Trail to the North Country Trail. While passing through towns offers the opportunity to interact with people, it also presents…

Adirondacks, NY

By karenskurka / October 6, 2004 /

OCTOBER 6 — ADIRONDACKS, NY During past two weeks, Andrew has left the White Mountains, hiked some of the Long Trail in Vermont and into the Adirondacks in New York. On Sunday the 25th of September, he met up with Brian, a salesman for GoLite and his dog, Monte. The three of them hiked together…

North Conway, NH

By Andrew Skurka / September 25, 2004 /

SEPTEMBER 25, 2004 — NORTH CONWAY, NH Today we are in North Conway, NH, one of our family’s favorite summer vacation spots. It’s been a pretty lazy morning — Dad is reading Die Broke, a book he picked up at the library; I am updating the website and looking at pictures; and Mom is trying…

Gorham, MA

By karenskurka / September 22, 2004 /

SEPTEMBER 22, 2004 — GORHAM, MA Andrew called today from Gorham, NH. Things have been “awesome.” The weather has been perfect and even the nights were fine for him. He hiked the Mahoosuc Range this morning at sunrise and said it was unbelievable. When he hiked the AT in 2002, this stretch was raining and…

Monson, ME

By karenskurka / September 17, 2004 /

SEPTEMBER 17 — MONSON, ME Andrew called from Monson, ME yesterday. He had hiked 145 miles since Friday the 10th of September. He had climbed Katahdin and made it through the one-hundred mile wilderness. The weather has been perfect for hiking. Cool days and very cools nights. One night dropped into the 30’s, which was…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / September 8, 2004 /

SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 — SEEKONK, MA I have posted pictures from the International Appalachian Trail; click here to view them. Enjoy. I have also delayed my restart by a day because of Hurricane Frances — the remants of it are supposed to dump lots of rain on Katahdin tomorrow and Friday, which is when I…

Seekonk, MA

By Andrew Skurka / September 2, 2004 /

SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 — SEEKONK, MA Andrew here. I am home until Wednesday for my older sister’s wedding, thus far enjoying tenderloin steaks, daily showers, and pints of Ben & Jerry’s (of which my soon-to-be brother-in-law is also a big fan). I don’t expect any problem getting back out on the trail, however — 650…

Kedgwick, New Brunswick

By karenskurka / August 27, 2004 /

AUGUST 27, 2004 — KEDGWICK, NEW BRUNSWICK Andrew left Kedgwick after picking up his mail drop and began hiking to Mount Carlton Provincial Park. The park was very nice; easy trails to the top of the mountain and great views to reward the effort. Andrew slept in an abandoned fire tower at the summit of…

Matapedia, Quebec

By karenskurka / August 23, 2004 /

AUGUST 23, 2004 — MATAPEDIA, QUEBEC Andrew has left the Province of Quebec and has entered the Province of New Brunswick. It has been a challenging week. Andrew found himself physically worn out after hiking through the Chic-Choc Mountains. He caught a stomach virus and was having difficulty eating for the next few days. This…

Matane Wildlife Reserve, Quebec

By karenskurka / August 17, 2004 /

AUGUST 17, 2004 — OUT OF MATANE WILDLIFE RESERVE, QUEBEC Wednesday the 11th, Andrew had hiked 155 miles and stayed at the Du Mont Jacques Cartier campground, which is in the Parc de la Gaspesie. It rained the majority of the days he had been hiking and he was rotating between two pair of shoes.…