Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 06-Oct-1993

Date October 6, 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.

10/6/1993 – Wed.

I did my last 20-miler today and am once again in my bag by 7:00 PM — it gets so dark so early.

I caught “The Graduates” (Greg? & ???) today. I saw them last just south of Kent, CT. They skipped ahead from Gorham, NH, to Caratunk, ME, so they could take it easy through the Wilderness. They are tented about 0.4 miles south of the shelter, but their Whisperlite crapped out on them, so they came to the shelter to use mine to make dinner. We’re going to try and fix theirs tomorrow morning.

My boots have already started to blow out, but I think they’ll last up Katahdin.

Julie on Friday!!!

I have zero memory of this night, so have no idea whether we successfully fixed their stove in the morning.

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