Friday, August 12, 2011

New Hampshire!

This is the state of freedom. Of intense mountains, colder weather, and more wilderness than we have seen in the last few hundred miles. We just crossed into New Hampshire in Hanover, where the trail goes right through the Dartmouth Campus. Staying in Dartmouth tonight (and probably tomorrow night as well). More to come on New Hampshire.

As of now, I'm getting ready for girls' night in Hanover with Catalyst, Rocky, and Laugh Track. We've been wanting to have one since Virginia and will all finally be in the same place at the same time tomorrow.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hey guys, still here! In Vermont!

So Petek has posted the last few blogs, so it's about my turn, I suppose. I must admit, the initial necessity of finding a computer as soon as I could on a town stop has become less of a priority the longer I spend in the woods. Sorry about my increasingly luddite ways.. We just got to Vermont and stayed the night in a great hostel in Bennington called the 'Vortex'. Interestingly, as we travel further north, it seems like there are more people opening their homes to hikers (rather than having more business-oriented establishments). It's been really a blessing to connect with so many wonderful, selfless people along the way. The heat wave in New Jersey really brought out the nicest people as well. It seemed like you couldn't hit a road crossing without a few gallons of water or an ice chest with cold sodas left behind. Really made hiking in the 100+ weather possible.

We're getting closer and closer to the excitement of hiking in the Whites. I'm pretty intrigued to see how it will be to hike through an area that I am relatively familiar with. Yippee!

- RD