Cast & Crew

Me & Baby Sis

July 29, 2010 12:30 am


Had to throw in a photo of me and my baby sister:)

Erin aka “Baby Sis” & Brian

July 29, 2010 12:26 am


My little sister and her now fiancee Brian were in CT for a visit and had planned to catch me somewhere along the trail for a visit.

They met me ay Kinsman’s Notch just the other side of the Kinsmans Mountains at Franconia Notch. New Hampshire. They had a hotel reserved in North Woodstock.

Just after showing up Erin flashed her brand new engagement ring. Apparently Brian had proposed to her the night before at Crawford Notch sitting on a rock in a stream.

I am very happy for them and wish them all the best!

We had lunch and then went back to the hotel to hang out and catch up. We spent the rest of the day and night talking. It was a great time!!!

Zach, Rene & Katie

July 27, 2010 2:24 am



Location: North Woodstock & Lincoln, New Hampshire

Zach & Rene are 2 long time friends of mine I had not seen in almost 10 years. We had been talking about trying to meet up when I passed somewhere near Franconia Notch since long before I started this hike. They had been vacationing in the area for years and knew how beautiful it is.

As I got closer to Franconia Notch we were able to coordinate a day to meet up and they reserved a cabin near the Notch for 2 nights.

They brought along their Sheltie dog Katie whom I got along well with:)

We had such an amazing time hanging out and talking. We talked about everything catching up on old times and new.  They provided some intellectually stimulating conversations as well as some great laughs. It was exactly what I needed to keep going on this long journey.

It was so great to see them. I am very thankful they spent the time and money to make this happen. I am very, very lucky to have such incredible friends in my life!!! I have definite plans to come back to this area with them and do some more hiking.

Rob & Johnathan aka “Bandana Man & Speed Racer”

July 12, 2010 11:45 pm


From: Alabama

NOBO Thru-Hikers

I met this father & son team at Pine Ellis Hiker Hostel. They have been section hiking the whole trail a month a year for the last 5 years. They will finish the whole trail this year wrapping up at Katadihn.

They are lots of fun to hang out with. We had such a great time laughing and joking with them. Rob is about the closest guy to my age I have met, a former computer programmer and current IT manager so we have a lot in common and got along pretty well.


July 10, 2010 3:57 am

From: Guatemala

David and his mother  in-law run the Pine Ellis Hikers Hostel in Andover, Maine. He plays the Native American flute. He is really down to earth and easy to get along with. He enjoys World Cup soccer. He makes jewelry out of moose dung:)

Connor aka “Flora”

July 9, 2010 2:41 am

From: Gainsville, Georgia

SOBO Thru-Hiker

I met Connor and Clara at Chairback Mountain after a very wet day of hiking. Connor has just wrapped up high school and is doing the trail before beginning college. Connor, Clara, Brooky, Glen and I have been hiking and camping on and off together. She is very bright, always seems to be in good spirits and has a smile. She is a very fast Hiker.

Clara aka “Fauna”

July 9, 2010 2:30 am

From: Gainsville, Georgia

SOBO Thru-Hiker

I met Clara and Connor at Chairback Mountain after a very wet day of hiking. Brooky the girls and I have met up in town and several times since, camped together and done a little hiking together. Clara has just finished a degree in Biology from Georgia Tech, is very Sharp and a fast hiker!

Glen aka “Walker Rydeabike”

July 9, 2010 2:23 am

From: Columbus, Ohio

Age: 54

SOBO Thru-Hiker

Glen and I have been catching up with each other in trail towns as well as doing a bit of hiking together. He is very easy going, great to get along with and has a new found interest in soccer!!! We have watched a few World Cup games together and he is a lot of fun!

He is a avid cyclist, teaches cross country skiing to the blind and he plays great Beethoven on his recorder!!

Mike aka “Thrill Billy” & David aka “Tooth Pick”

June 26, 2010 9:41 pm


From: Virginia
(David on left Mike on right)
SOBO Thru-Hikers

Met these 2 brothers about 2 days before hitting Monson. They are really cool and about the 2 fastest south bounders we have seen on the trail. They have done quick 25 mile days even in the rugged terrain of Maine!

Lisa aka “Scootini”

June 26, 2010 9:40 pm


From: Columbus, Ohio

SOBO Section Hiker

First met Lisa and CC Rider. on the decent down from Katadihn. They were headed up with Mother Goose. and I was going down. Didn’t talk much then cause I was sweating the climb down. Have seen them several times since including in town at Monson. They are very cool.