Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 01-Sep-1993

Date September 1, 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.

9/1/93 – Wed.

I made it out of Hanover today and 17 miles to Trapper John Shelter by 4:30 PM. I hiked the last five miles with Buck, which, as always, was enjoyable.

Tomorrow, we’re only doing 12 miles to Hexacuba Shelter, which is supposed to be an interesting place.

My boots are starting to go at the seam on the left(?) heel, so it looks like replacement will be in order before the big “K.” Hopefully, Salomon will replace them sight unseen and I won’t have to deal with buying a new pair. It looks like Dad was right again.

No real insights or deep thoughts again today. My mind seems to be at Katahdin rather than back here with me on the trail.

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