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Long Trail Division 2 GPS Track

Posted on 25 June 2010

Track from our June 18-20 trip.

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Topo Maps for iPad

Posted on 21 May 2010

Topo Maps For Iphone, Ipod Touch, And Ipad On The Itunes App Store
This is a really cool app that allows you to explore USGS topographical maps. Pinch-n-zoom, place waypoints, and export to your computer – this is an excellent tool that will get a lot of work as I prepare for our June Long Trail hike.

Cost is $7.99 for the app, but you can download as many topos as you want for free. Only downside is that many trails don’t appear on the map – (although the Long Trail does.)

Here’s a link to the iPad version:


Next Long Trail Hike – June

Posted on 26 April 2010

Next Long Trail Hike – June, originally uploaded by Squidly.

This is the next section my friend Brian and I are going to tackle. June 18-20.

Long Trail Division 1 Stats and Stuff

Posted on 19 October 2009

Days hiked: 2.5
Total White Blaze Miles hiked: 14.3
Total Blue Blaze Miles hiked: 3.7 (Pine Cobble + Seth Warner Access Trail)
Total Trip Miles: 18.0
Hikers passed on trail: 15
Dogs passed on trail: 1
Hikers we saw who had beards: 4
Hikers who looked like Santa Claus: 1
People staying in shelters (besides us): 2
People tenting at shelters: 6
Nights with campfire: 2 of 2
Mountain House Meals consumed: 3
Bears spotted: 0
Woodpeckers spotted: 1
Ducks spotted: 3
Clif Bars consumed: 6
Clif shots consumed: 2
Ounces of whiskey consumed: 8
Cigars consumed: 4
Bags of trail mix consumed: 1
Summer sausages consumed: 1
Blocks of cheese consumed: 1
Nestle chocolates consumed: 12
Number of marshmallows consumed by coeds: Approximately 20.
Cups of Starbucks Via Instant Coffee consumed: 5
Beaver dams: 2
Varieties of wild mushrooms observed: More than 10
Number of mice that climbed on our sleeping bags: (at least) 2
Number of mice kicked with an audible thump: 1
Average morning temperature: 42 degrees
Total starting packweight carried: ~80lbs

Long Trail – Div 1, Day 3

Posted on 19 October 2009

Long Trail Miles: 14.3
Remaining Long Trail Miles: 258.7

Day 3 dawned cold and dry. Temperatures were in the mid to upper 30’s. We had scheduled to meet up with Diane and Lauren at the Rte 9 parking lot at noon, so we needed to get up and get started by 8:30.

After packing our gear and saying our goodbyes to the other hikers, we hit the trail…

Congdon Shelter
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Long Trail Videos

Posted on 18 October 2009

Here’s a link to the videos I shot while on the trip. High def, so dialup users probably won’t be able to watch. 🙁

Long Trail Division 1 Hike – GPS Track

Posted on 17 October 2009

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