Day 123: Hanover, NH to Grafton Turnpike

July 15, 2013

Today’s mileage: 17.5
Total mileage: 1761.3

We had a speedy day of slack-packing today during our first day of hiking in New Hampshire. We aren’t in the White Mountains yet, so the hiking wasn’t too difficult. We had two big climbs up to Moose Mountain and Holts Ledge. We cruised through the terrain, hiking the 17.5 miles in 7.5 hours.

It was hot again today, but we were shaded by the tree canopy for most of our hike. We met an ex-professor from Maine Maritime Academy, which is very close to where we grew up and located in Castine, where Miles lived as a kid. It’s a small world, especially on the AT!

My dad picked us up at the road near Lyme, NH and we gave another thru-hiker a ride into town. Back in Hanover, we got some frozen yogurt before heading back to the hotel to shower and resupply at the Co-op. we had dinner tonight at the Salt hill Pub. The food was really good there and I’m glad that we went there for our last night here. We’re watching the Home Run Derby and organizing and packing up our gear to head back out on the trail tomorrow and head into the Whites in a couple of days. We’re so close to Maine, I can smell the pine trees…

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2 thoughts on “Day 123: Hanover, NH to Grafton Turnpike

  1. kchmielecki says:

    I am happy to hear that things are turning around and you find yourself in better spirits lately. I have hiked a little in the whites; it can be tough but the views and the experience are well worth it. I can’t wait to read about your hike over Franconia Ridge!

    -Kyle

  2. Prill says:

    I bet you guys are looking forward to hiking in the White Mountains. A pine forest, in my belief, has the coolest shade and is fun to hike through. Thoreau said he didn’t feel alive and enriched each day unless he walked through woods and countryside for at least four hours a day. Guess you’re meeting his conditions. Do you feel more alive? Frank.

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