on 10 July 2009

The first 100 miles of Vermont follows The Long Trail, the first long-
distance hiking trail in the country and one of the inspirations for
the AT. The trail has gone by several beaver ponds as it follows a
ridge in the Green Mountains. The only problem with the Long Trail is
that it is very muddy, especially since it's been raining so much and
has suffered a lot of erosion because of it's heavy use by hikers.
Today we're shooting for 25 miles. We should be in Rutland, VT on
Tuesday for laundry, a shower, and a good meal.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Devoe,
Let me know how the Handicap Ramp is on the long
trail that goes through the Bog. I volunteered
a couple years ago to help build it. Would love to do what you are doing today. just not gutsy enough or could find someone whacked to do it
with me. for a weekend we also hiked NJ.
We too saw 3 baby black bear. It was a heart
pumper. Good luck and keep on hiking!

Anonymous said...

My ELA teacher for Upward Bound was there last week end.

Julie said...

Hey Chad! I'm sitting in my living room, sipping my morning coffee and watching a deer in the yard. Makes me think of all the natural wonder you've been able to experience on the trail. I haven't posted in a while (defended the D on Wed and now I have more time on my hands). I'm enjoying catching up on your journey. Hiking in the mud is tough! You, Kevin, and Lucy are amazing. Sounds like you are battling through the hard times which makes you even more inspiring to all of us following you. That bush I told you I was growing in your honor: It's coming along nicely! I rarely have to water it, it enjoys the sun (it's been raining a lot here) but it's nice and thick and dense, hearty.

James said...

You guys are really cruising! I was just looking at a map, and wow, well done! Just wanted to let you know that it has been really cool reading all of your posts, and we can't wait to hear more when you get back.

Hope all's well,

Anonymous said...

nice! Trail Magic!

Anonymous said...

do a VodCast when youget a chance.

Anonymous said...

is Kea still with you?

Anonymous said...

Are you in New Hampshire yet?

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