Bog Bridges

July 12, 2010 2:33 pm


These are bog bridges. They are built to protect the natural bog ecosystems. They are very common on the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

The Ups and Downs

July 11, 2010 10:41 pm

Date: 6.11.2010
Location: Andover, Maine

Last week was pretty ruff. The heat and humidity made hiking almost unbearable at times. I grossly underestimated my food needs and hiked 2 long hard days of hiking on about 400 calories. I was tired, beat down and depressed most of the week. It was rough but I pushed through.

There were some positives. I caught up with Brookie, Flora and Fauna. We all hike at our own paces during the day but have been camping together. It was great to have good company at nights and in the morning.

We all made it into Andover together and I have some writing to do about a very fun weekend.

Feeling sick now. Back to the trail in the morning.

Freddy the Frog Gomez

July 10, 2010 10:49 am


My buddy Freddy the frog:) This little guy was not camera shy at all!


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!!


July 6, 2010 11:37 pm

Date: 6.6.2010
Location: Piazza Rock Appalachian Trail

Have been trying to take a little more time to enjoy this hike. I have been trying to do more side trail stuff such as Sugar Loaf and I found some cool talus caves a little of to the side of a shelter. They were a lot of fun to crawl around in and a very welcome cold spot of relief from this weeks heat.