Looking back at Katahdin from the Penobscot River at Abol Bridge... ...which marks the Northern boundary of the 100 Mile Wilderness (cue dramatic sign): We quickly learned that "trails" in Maine are something altogether ridiculous. Yay! We're hiking again! Our first campsite was just up the hill from Rainbow Lake at Rainbow Spring Wildlife 1: … Continue reading Through the Wilderness (aka “Go, Go, Go!”)
Katahdin did a number on Caley's feet. The day after climbing Katahdin, we spent the morning tracking down a few items we regretted not having the day before (better rain gear, hand sanitizer, and a second headlamp) while my dad was still able to drive us to a store. After stocking up we bade him … Continue reading Stop. Do not pass Go.
Five weeks ago I broke my neck and was told by my doctor that my plans for thru hiking were totally out of the question. I was depressed, demoralized and demotivated. Caley and I stopped planning our hike and began the uncertain task of planning our next six months from scratch. We considered moving to … Continue reading Go. Stop. Go.
Life is a funny sometimes. Not 'ha-ha funny,' but more the sort of scratch your head and say 'huh?' funny... Now comes the part of the post where I tell you why I won't be hiking the Appalachian Trail in two weeks. See, two weeks ago, I crashed yet another bicycle (this time a super-rad … Continue reading Derailed
I have arrived at camp. It's a wonderful place. Selected highlights: The staff is excellent! Internationalism (30% of staff are foreign; 75% in my bunk) Food (90% locally sourced, healthy, ample, and delicious!) Location - lakefront surrounded by beautiful woods Green! - we recycle or compost almost everything! Maine - beautiful state, friendly people, perfect … Continue reading Welcome to Manitou
This post was entirely composed on an iPhone (and on the interstate, to boot!) I intend to use my iPhone as a do-it-all camera, message-sender, and blog updater on the trail. I downloaded the WordPress app today, logged into my account and began. Interestingly, I actually think the mobile interface is better than the browser-based … Continue reading WordPress Mobile Blogging
I know, I know...I suck at this. But alas, here I am once again to make promises about a new and improved fiddleharpa.com. So what gives? One? Two? Three weeks before I give all up again? Only time will tell. Here's what I do know: In 2 months time I am going to attempt to … Continue reading Here we go again