October 2, 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.
10/2/93 – Sat. (Morn.)
I’m making an entry now while I have the time so I won’t have quite as much “catching up” to do tonight.
I am in Monson, ME, at the Shaw’s Boarding House. As of my last entry I was at Pierce Pond Lean-to.
Sunday: Ate breakfast at the Harrison’s camp, hiked to Kennebec River, was ferried across and driven to Trailside Cabins by Steve Longley, later driven to Augusta airport (again by Steve) for $10, sat in Logan for a long time due to flight screw-ups, finally landed at BWI around midnight.
Monday: Ate breakfast with Julie, hung out at and around the farm all day, went to service for Dee that night.
Tuesday: Ate breakfast at Cliffside Inn, set off alarm at the farm, drove to Arlington for funeral, burial, and reception, drove until 10:30 PM to get to a Holiday Inn in Greenwich, CT.
Wednesday: Drove all day, got to Rangeley Manor to discover that Papi had mailed my rain gear home, spent night at Trailside Cabins, where I saw Strider (again) and Hopalong.
Thursday: Julie slackpacked me about 12 miles and then we spent the night in a hotel.
Friday: Did a 24+ mile day with a pack to get to Monson, passed The Last Ones Out, Old Man Sundance, Terrapin Flyer, and Roadrunner in the process, caught up with Chow Hound and The Seeker (U.K.) at Shaw’s. Pooh Bear & Airplane also supposedly are in town.