Thursday, July 14, 2011

Two states down!!


What an awesome ZERO day. We can't thank our host and hostess Second Nature and Grateful enough. They were awesome and took very good care of us!



Checking another state off the list feels so good. 160 miles, 13 days! Like I said, NH was very good to us and we enjoyed it immensely. The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Dartmouth Outing Club could take some lessons from the Maine AT Club on blowdowns and white blazes, but at least NH was 1% bog and didn't have any crazy detours.

Here's my summary of NH:

7 nights in a tent

2 nights in a shelter




2 nights in a hostel
2 nights in a hut
105 NOBOs passed (and supposedly, we still haven't hit the BUBBLE!! We even ran into people whose blog I was reading before we left! That was pretty cool!)
6 falls for Steadee, 4 falls for Deal
3 showers
2 dig-a-hole poops for Deal, 1 for Steadee






snakes
2 grouse
1 partridge








Trail Magic: leftover dinner, granola bars from weekenders, cooler in the woods with chips & cookies, tuna sandwich, banana, chips & peanuts from the owners of The Cabin in Andover, ME, whiskey from weekenders, gatorade in a parking area, sodas for sale from a house off the trail
Weird things you find in NH wilderness: broken TV, large sleeping bag, fleece jacket, sock, metal fork, broken glass, unidentified metal objects

So yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our zero day. Fire Marshall completed the McDonalds Dollar Menu Challenge (10 items ... took him all of 15 minutes to eat)! Deal soaked his aches and pains in the hot tub ...






So, until next time ... we have 149.8 miles in Vermont up next!!


























7 comments:

Misti said...

Ooh that toilet! Merf went to use it one morning without realizing someone was camping right in front of it, slightly obscured by the trees! What on earth the DOC was thinking....ah!

Oh, most of the blogs I read, the bubble isn't even into VT yet! So, you've got a lot of folks to go! Think, you would have just passed us somewhere near Mt. Cube or Moosilauke the other day, where we would have been if we were out this year...so, the folks you are meeting now will finish the early to mid-August. There's a gigantic group that finishes in September coming your way!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you guys had a day off to relax and recoup, PR! Hope to talk with you guys again soon! Safe travels!

Mom F said...

Glad to hear that you've had a zero day. It was long overdue. Pics and commentary are great!

Anonymous said...

Patrice, you looked kinda scary in this last pic.... I was like - please don't eat me! :-)
V

Fr. Kevin Russeau, csc said...

Patrice, am I supposed to know what a NOBO is? I guess that's what I get for not camping enough!

Anonymous said...

So what is this bubble? Just those stairs remind me of Jersey Jim's Firetower! Great job so far. Keep on eating and of course hiking :) ~SILadventure

Katie Tewell said...

Congrats to you all! We got your nice postcard and it made all of our days! Glad you all were able to take a zero day together. Mac told us about the McDonald's challenge so now I am contemplating what The Apple House challenge should be....perhaps pancakes as tall as you! Keep it up and we will see you soon!
Love, Katie, Tim, Maggie, and Mason...and George, Karen, and Alex!