Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 21-Aug-1993

Date August 21, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows.

8/21/93 – Sat.

Thursday — 20 miles to Cheshire, MA, by 3:30 PM. Picked up maildrop, and stayed at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic church.

Friday — hiked 14+ miles to Mass. Rt. 2 and stayed at a hotel in Williamstown. Did laundry and a lot of minor gear maintenance/repair, and talked to Julie for about 1 1/2 hours. I didn’t sleep well at all, mostly because I hit the pit of despair after talking to Julie.

Today, I crossed into Vermont & have seen a lot of people. Seven people at the shelter tonight, including Mosquito Lunch & Low Rider (!). I am tired and am shooting for 24 miles with M.L. to catch Buck tomorrow.

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