A perfect place to camp at George W. Outbridge Shelter first night out.
Camped at Wiley Shelter near the CT border where we "Thought" was going to be a working pump for much needed water...NOT! Do you think the angled roof was by design?
Had an unscheduled stay early on at Linda and John's Blue Mountain Dome in Kunkletown, PA. Unique and very friendly owners....a rather "interesting stay" but they had water and a place to shower! Slept in there garage....and tried not to get run over by their cars!!
Dinner of beef Stroganoff!
Photo Bombed by "Tigger"
Spend 2 nights at Mosey's Place in Port Jervis, NJ . Mosey is a 2015 Thru hiker and a wonderful person......she made the BEST breakfast!!
Had to share the hostel with some unigue animals.....
....that sometimes got out of their cages!
This is Mosey
Camped at a Franciscan Monastery near Peeksville, NY....near their ball diamond that had showers and a pavilion. Cool and large place.
We were in good hands at this campsite!
The evening of day 12 near Canopus Lake Beach within the Clarence Fahnstock SP. Also met a lady from Shanghai, China section hiking NY.
Station INN B&B in Pawling, NY. Nice town that treated hikers great.
A small attic room...but comfy.
Always a "fun thing" to do on the trail....laundry. Can't you tell how excited MacGyver is :)
Notice the LARGE amount of extra water I am carrying! MacGyver was doing the same.
Stealth site we built just before the CT border.
Vanessa Barton's Hostel in Salisbury, CT.
A 300-year-old house
okay....I could have been a bit less cluttered
Stopped at this rather "Weathered" Shelter for a break....as you can see, beavers have been cleaning their teeth on the floor!
Re-supplied and stayed at Birkshire Lakeside Lodge in Becket, Mass on day 21 and 22 (zeroed on the 22nd due to storms). Great family owned business and a shout out to Diana, Henry, Mike and Bonita!
MacGyver taking inventory...and having dinner :)
Stealth site the evening of the 23rd day near a creek feeding into a beaver pond. . Nice and compact.....and also check out the "clean and orange" water. We were told the color is from tree tannin....and not from beaver $@#%#
Camped here the evening of our 24th day. Tom's place is right on the AT (which goes thru the town) and has let hikers camp in his backyard for decades and is a legend among the long distance hiking communnity. Many thanks Tom!!
Father Tom's Campsite in Cheshire, Mass. Great place to take a break (or camp) with all the "creature comforts" a backpacker wishes for: Porta Potty WITH toliet paper, trail magic, picnic tables and chairs, loaner bicycles and water you didnt have to filter!
Stayed at the Williamstown Motel, in Williamstown, MA on Day 26 for Resupply, Laundry, great Tex-Mex meal....and a "casual" rest.
Right before the Vermont border crossed this "uniquely" painted bridge. Maybe Massachusetts is saying goodbye?
"High and Tight" Campsite near Congdon Shelter at mile marker 1,610
In true MacGyver fashion, he came up with the idea of using nature to help protect our tents from the mud. Using fern leaves as part of the ground cover!
Goddard Shelter at mile 1,625
MacGyver doing some window shopping in Manchester, VT. And yes the one pictures appears to be a Cat Spa?? We heard different things about Manchester before we got there but we found them very hiker friendly. Great place to visit as a non-hiker also. And a big shout out to Nancy and her son, owners of the Pinnacle Lodge where we stayed for a night. Nancy even drove us around town where ever we wanted to go.
Lost Pond Shelter at mile marker 1,670 for the evening of day 32....and some hot dinner
A first for me...a dirt floor shelter
2 nights and re-supply here including a zero. The best home-brewed coffee we have tasted this year by Steve the owner!
Home for the evening on Sept. 22 at mile marker 1,734.
A bit of a lean to the floor! Made it tough not to roll off the sleep pad.
Last night on trail was a..... "Happy" One!
MacGyver crafted a huge fire from white birch tree bark...that was even wet. Still doing his MacGyver thing till the end! And the fire wasn’t only for warmth. Great for drying out gear!