A Happy Beginning for “THE TOE”

Greetings from Paducah, Kentucky! It’s been just over two weeks since I completed the Appalachian Trail on August 27th. I’ve begun several new long journeys since, including physically recovering, mentally unpacking my time on the AT (or at least trying to), and a solo road trip back home to Oregon. You’ve likely heard by nowContinue reading “A Happy Beginning for “THE TOE””

Jupiter’s Final Reflection on Mercury’s AT Transit

From a misty, moist midnight start on Springer (7/7) to a crystal-clear, cool, windy late afternoon end atop Katahdin (8/27), it was a journey of relentless forward motion steeped in perseverance, resiliency, focus, discipline, patience, adaptability, and sound decision-making.¬† It was a trek filled with natural beauty, smooth teamwork, intelligence, raw emotion and overcoming fear/self-doubt.Continue reading “Jupiter’s Final Reflection on Mercury’s AT Transit”

Mercury’s Day-to-Day Transit of the AT

Mercury‚Äôs 2020 Transit of the AT¬† 7/7/20 to 8/27/20 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 51 days¬† 16 hours¬† 30 minutes DAY ¬† DATE ¬† END ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† MILES¬† TIME ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Continue reading “Mercury’s Day-to-Day Transit of the AT”

Quantitative Recap of Mercury’s 2020 transit of the AT

WEEK¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† WHERE¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† MILESa¬† ¬† MPDa¬† ¬† PACEa¬† ¬† TIMEa¬† ¬†SLEEPa #1 7/7-13¬† ¬† ¬†Springer to Erwin, TN¬† ¬† 342.7¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 48.9¬† ¬† ¬† 2.7mph¬† 18:06¬† ¬† ¬† 4 hours #2 7/14-20¬† ¬†Erwin, TN to VA621¬†Continue reading “Quantitative Recap of Mercury’s 2020 transit of the AT”

Fifty-second (and last!) day R 8/27/20

START:¬† Pollywog Stream¬† ¬† ¬†2 am FINISH: KATAHDIN!¬† ¬†4:30 pm 2,203.6 miles¬† ¬† ¬†42.4¬† miles per day average (final) Wonderful weather but a bit windy, and cool, above timberline Jupiter’s alarm goes off at 1:20am after a 4+ hour of sleep under two blankets – one made of cloth and one made of stars. HeContinue reading “Fifty-second (and last!) day R 8/27/20”