While hiking yesterday, I ran into my friend Ryan (trail name Ralphie from A Christmas Story) . We both started on March 11, but I had not seen him in months. Really nice to catch up
After passing over Stratton mountain yesterday, I was met by the Coleman family, friends of my sister and her husband, who took me to this beautiful farm house, where I will spend the weekend. I was very impressed by the vehicle that Beth Coleman drove when we went to the grocery store this morning
The farm house, the barn, and the view to the northeast (from the side of the house)
Decaying wood is loved by some
View from prospect rock of Manchester center
This farm life could work well for me.
Way to go, Kev. Looks like a great trip! I hope you are packing some Dinty Moore beef stew!
Enjoy your weekend with the Colemans.
You are making great progress, it’s so fun to read your posts. We love your photos too! Would love to get a brief summary of where and when you get food drops, how much your pack weighs, and what you are most craving for food when on the trail!! All the best, happy trails, stay safe, and all that. Jenny Keim
Jenny, thanks for the nice comments. After resupply (food is heavy), my pack weighs about 35 pounds. My “dry” weight (without food and water) is 23 pounds. I try to resupply every 4 or 5 days. When I get into town, I get fresh fruits, vegetables, and some high calorie comfort food (pizza, ice cream)