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Memorial Day weekend 5 day AT section hi ke
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“this was the seven mountains trip, but the Link Trail is not as backpacker friendly as I had hoped. So I canned that plan. I apologize for the inconvenience. I need to get a good long section hike in this year and I have decided to start at the Bear Mountain Bridge in NY and hike north on the AT to where the AT crosses the intersection of 112 and 7 in CT, near Great Falls.”
“Which five days? I'm thinking of moving my AT trip further south, ending on Wednesday the 24th . . . then heading up to do an easy weekend on the West Rim Trail with my nephew--26-28th.”
“we're going to head up wedensday night the 24th and do the shuttle and find a place to camp near the trailhead. The main hike will begin the 25th and end on Monday the 29th.”
“Still waiting for confirmation on whether or not the nephew will be joining me for the West Rim Trail. Otherwise I may try to jump on board for this trip. Do you know what your start and end points will be? I'm trying to figure out if I can tack on the extra miles to Waywayanda . . . but that would be a week from hell, but it would complete three states, none of them being West Virginia or Maryland.”
“Yo Granola dude! I think we're gonna start near Bear Mt Bridge, either from the Bear Mt Inn on the south side of the bridge or on the other side. I'm not sure of the parking on the north side. The finish point looks to be where rts 7 and 112 meet in CT near the Housatonic River. I think this is just south of a small town called Falls Village. The total mileage will be around 86 miles.
Bear Mt to Wawayanda is about 40 miles. Yeah, that would be some week. :o)
last edited: 4/05/06 6:01:15 PM”
“funny this thread popped up tonight. I was going to bring it. I just got the guides tonight. Maybe we can start ironing out a tentative plan.
Granola, that'd be great if you can come. Whoa Waywayanda all the way into CT would be some hike.”
“What's to plan? Start walking at Bear Mt, head north for 86 miles. Stop walking. Eat. Go home.
You should be thinking about the plans for the upcoming Black Forest Trail trip.”
“exactly the same as the labor day trip.
btw, I still can't get an email over to you. weird. I wonder if it's bouncing back to you since I am trying to send you a video.
last edited: 4/05/06 6:38:14 PM”
“I've been receiving email from others, so maybe it is the video. Try pennsyhiker at hotmail.com”
I doubt that I'll be able to tack on the extra 40 from Waywayanda. I'll be doing the 86 miles from Clark's Ferry Bridge to PenMar from the 20th to the 24th . . . it's going to be some week no matter how you slice it :-)”
“you're a hiking mofo! so you think you're going to hike from Clarks Ferry to Penmar and then head up to NY/CT with us? that would be awesome!”
“That's what I'm thinking, unless my nephew comes up for Memorial Weekend, in which case I'll take him on the West Rim Trail.
My original plan was PA 645--->Harper's Ferry in 8 or 9 days. I may have a bit of a sickness.”
“I just had an idea.
We could start at the northend of the hike, where we partied in Marko's car (jct of 112 and 7) and then hike south on the AT, there is a camping area a little more than a mile from that trailhead.
We could meet at the Bear Bridge parking area, drop a car there and then drive up to the CT end and then start hiking that wed night.”
“Yeah, that could work. I have to check what the parking is like on the north side of Bear Mt Bridge. I know for sure that there is good, safe parking at the Bear Mt Inn. It's less than a mile to the bridge and of course we'd have to walk over it.”
“Later this year I'm looking at taking a week to go from Waywayanda to somewhere in Southern Massachusetts. Around 155 miles . . . August-Septemberish. Any takers?”
“Hey! No hi-jacking our thread for your own trip. Sheesh. ;o)
I'm hoping to finished with Massy by then (in fact, I hope to have WV thru Mass done), but I could probably be talked into doing a weekend up thar.”
“this trip is now a week away.
Basically our plan is to meet Wedensday evening, May 24th at Bear Mtn Bridge in NY, leave a car at the Inn/trailhead parking lot and shuttle to the trailhead in CT at the interchange of Rt 112 and US Rt 7. From there we will hike south a few miles on the AT. there is camping a little more than a mile from the trailhead.
The next day we will get up and hike as far as we can, it could possibly be a 20+ mile day.
The following day, the plan will be the same, get up early and hike late, putting in as many miles as we can.
We will finish by the afternoon of Memorial Day.
Pennsy, 24 is over next week, so we don't have to worry about missing any episodes for this trip.”
“the weather is looking pretty good at this point. The lowest night low I've seen is mid 40's so I think I'm gonna bring the hammock.
I dug out the AT data book and came up with some camping and mileage options:
Belter's campsite - 1 mile
Sharon Mt campsite - 4 miles
Pine Swamp Brook lean-to - 6 miles
Thurs (mileage varies depending on where we camped previous night):
Mt Algo lean-to - 24, 21, or 19 miles
Schaghticote Mt campsite - 27, 24, or 22 miles
Telephone Pioneers Shelter - 21, or 18 miles
Shenandoah Tenting area: 18 miles
Hemlock Springs Campsite - 20 miles
or 23 miles and finish trip at Bear Mt Inn
Total Mileage: 87 miles
of course, we don't have to stay at any of these campsites, and just wing it.”
“sounds good to me! Can't wait!”
“all we need now is a
hey, are you stopping by Todd's to pick up that tent on your way Wed? If so, you might as well stay north of here and hit rt 80.”
if at first you don't succeed...
“can't leave nyc til friday night, anywhere along the AT I could meet up with you folks late friday night or saturday? I'm stuck with public xport, but Metro north has a stop directly on the AT...
if anyone can drop me a line I'd be appreciative... could even throw in a few boxes of wine to sweeten the deal...
njferre at g mail dot com.
“our daily plans are not written in stone as the above schedule is tentative based on how we feel, weather, etc. We might be camping Friday night at the Telephone Pioneers shelter, which looks to be located near NY County Rt 20. Sat night, we might be at RPH Shelter or Shenandoah Tenting Area, both a little south of Taconic Parkway.”
“Earth to EarthNsky, come in please.”
“all read' to go and 'll be sporting some new gear ta boot.”
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