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About 9 years ago, we started hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains together. We met many interesting people on our trips, including a few thru-hikers-- that is, hikers who intended to hike the entire distance from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. We were, of course, impressed by the enormitude of the task, and often half-seriously raised the possibility of hiking the whole dang thing together. Of course, I was in elementary school at the time, and it seemed like it would be forever before I graduated high school, so we didn't contemplate the idea too seriously. Nine years later, we're older, but not much wiser, and still want to hike the trail. So here we are, I at the end of my freshman year of college, and David at the beginning of his much-deserved six-month sabbatical from Hill & Barlow, both of us ready to begin our hike south from Katahdin. On this page you'll find miscellaneous useful information about our hike, including a link to our journal at trailplace.com (Much thanks to Rick Towle, our transcriber, and Wingfoot, the architect of Trailplace!), information on how to reach us on the trail, and information about our gear and food for the curious.

Support Crew

We wouldn't even be able to begin this excursion without the help of my mother Beth and sister Lily. They'll be sending us our maildrops along the way with vital things like food and such. And of course, their willingness to let us disappear for six months is a vital part of our trip. They're as much a part of this hike as we are.

And with that said, enjoy the site!

Last modified Sunday June 4, 2000

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