May 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Picking up where we last left off, you may recall that for our first AT section hike in NY, I might have set a goal that was too much for us. Extrapolating from hiking the Rocky Point trail in Hartshorne, to hiking the AT in NY is not really a linear calculation. I told a little lie and said we were doing 17 miles, but that did not include the 2 miles we had to hike to get to the AT in the first place! That also didn’t factor in just how strenuous the trail along the ridge to the west of Greenwood Lake actually turned out to be. Beautiful yes! But also a real nutsack smasher, unless of course you were Susie, and I am not going any further with this analogy.
April 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
One of my friends socialized a Thompson Park flyer which advertised several (many) shuttled hiking trips that would cover the entire AT in New York in small 6-8 mile chunks doable by most people in a single day. I said, “Well that is a lot of chunks! Who has that kind of time?” and I set about to design an equivalent set of hikes that could handle it in 5 chunks.