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Two days on the trail

August 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

We’re in camp for the second night, but I have to say that so far this is not the wilderness experience I was expecting.

Yesterday we did eat lunch on the trail, but in the evening we came to a small community that welcomed backpackers, so we ate dinner at a deli, and camped in someone’s back yard. Breakfast the next morning at the deli, then hiked a few miles when we caught up with Kleenex who was talking with a woman in a house next to the trail. We ended up stacking firewood for an hour in exchange for lunch and a shower. A good deal either way.

An hour later we came to Hanover, NH, and walked around town. Tonight we’re finally camped in the woods, cooking our own food.

This morning I noticed that my boots were splitting apart at a seam, so I had to buy new ones in Hanover. Overpriced, of course. It’s a bad idea to start hiking a long distance in new shoes, but I have no choice.

Tired, sore feet but so far I don’t feel like I’m slowing Dale down too much. He’s being very patient, of course.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Aug 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Yikes, I guess it’s a bad idea to start hiking in old boots that might be getting ready to split apart, too. That’s too bad you had to make this splurge, but hopefully they fit well and will break in quickly and easily.

    I’m sure after being on the trail for 4 months, each stop in civilization is more of a treat for Dale than it is for you. Enjoy!

  • 2 Karen // Aug 19, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Hope you are having fun and that your new boots break in without any discomfort. 🙂