Forty-fifth day R 8/20/20

START:¬† ¬† Hogan Road¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†3 am FINISH:¬† Grafton Notch¬† ME26¬† ¬† ¬†6:30pm 30.3 miles¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†15:30¬† ¬† 2.0 mph 1,936.4¬† total miles¬† ¬† ¬† 43¬† mpd Excellent weather Mercury got an early start and strode off into the rugged Mahoosucs,¬† which are probably the roughest trail section (over 30 miles) on theContinue reading “Forty-fifth day R 8/20/20”

Forty-second day M 8/17/20

START: Franconia Notch¬† ¬†4:05 am FINISH: Crawford Notch¬† ¬†4:27 pm 27.7 miles¬† ¬† ¬†12:22¬† ¬† 2.2mph 1,858.2 total miles¬† ¬†44.2 mpd average Another nice day to walk in the Whites Mercury was joined by two fellas from Steep Endurance (who also walked with Karel Sabbe and Karl Meltzer) on this section. Thanks to Brian VanderheidenContinue reading “Forty-second day M 8/17/20”

Forty-first day Su 8/16/20

START:¬† ¬†Kinsman Notch¬† ¬† ¬†3 am FINISH:¬† Franconia Notch¬† ¬†11:35 am 16.3 miles¬† ¬† ¬† 8:35¬† ¬†1.9 mph 1,830.5 total miles¬† ¬† ¬†44.6 mpd Continued nice weather Mercury’s first full day in the White Mountains. Her lack of experience on these rugged trails showed in her pace during the first section (1.9 mph). At 11:30Continue reading “Forty-first day Su 8/16/20”

Thirty-ninth day F 8/14/20

START:¬† Vt. Rt. 12¬† ¬† ¬†5 am FINISH: Lyme-Dorchester (NH) Rd.¬† ¬†10:55 pm 43.7 miles¬† ¬† ¬†17:55¬† ¬†2.4 mph 1,781 total miles¬† ¬†45.7 mpd Continued nice weather The morning saw Mercury flowing through fields and hemlock forests in ‘old wealth’ eastern, central VT. Her parents visited again bringing her a few more pairs of bootsContinue reading “Thirty-ninth day F 8/14/20”