And into New England

Sorry for the lack of recent posts, Ian and I have been “crushing mad miles” as it were, and have not found ourselves in a town for a decent length of time since New Jersey.  We left Slow Jam about 5 miles after the New York border, and hiked a soggy 6 miles to the…

Slow Jam gets in over his head

Hi gang! This is Ian (coconut) and Abby’s (Spice kit) friend Matt. Since they are too tired to update their blog, the task has fallen to me. I met up with them a few days ago at Fox Gap PA a few miles before the Delaware Water Gap to start hiking with them. I didn’t…

Miles of Smiles (and Rocks)

So! Another week down! A rough week, but a good one all the same. We left our friends Brianna Clark’s home early Sunday, where upon we pushed a 25 mile day. We passed through Boiling Springs, a beautifully quaint little town where we had the fortuitous luck to come into town right as a Memorial…

WOOOOAH-O WE’RE HALF WAY THERE

Yesturday, Ian and I made it to the half way point!!!!!!!!!!! Since leaving Harpers Ferry we have had a very leisurely couple days with A LOT of food involved.From Harpers ferry we hiked for about 2 miles on this beautiful dirt road along the Potomac river that was a trail/bike path/jogging path. There were lots…

Another state down!

We finally finished Virginia! It’s been a long trip, but we are currently in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia for a quick stop to grab some lunch and check into the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. When you are thru hiking, they take your picture so it was very nice to see some of our friends who are…

Into the Shenandoahs

Ian and I are currently in Luray, VA awaiting a ride back to the trail. For about four days I developed some painful blisters underneath my toes, that felt like something was stabbing me every step. We decided to get off trail to let them recover, and our friend Flex’s mom was visiting so they…

Rain, Pain and Elevation Gain

After three days of rain, we once again made it to town. We are currently in Glasgow, VA at approximately mile 780, staying in a shelter in the middle of town. It’s quite a nice shelter with a pump for water, bathrooms and even an outdoor shower.  We left Abby’s parents at a road crossing…