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 miles of superb trails await me, starting with 490 miles along the Appalachian Trail, then 30 miles along the Long Trail, and finally 130 miles through New York’s Adirondacks. I have never spent fall out on the trail before and I am really looking forward to it, particularly the vibrant reds and yellows of leaf season and the crisp nights and clear air. I have to imagine I will be the last southbounder of the season and that I will be criss-crossing many northbounders as they finish up on Katahdin.

It is becoming pretty crazy around the house so I’m not sure how much time I will have for C2C things. Hopefully I will be able to put together a trip report about the International Appalachian Trail and to post some pictures from the first 685 miles — I have some pretty good ones. I will put up links to whatever I have and send out an Email Update before I leave.

Posted in on September 2, 2004

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