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Day 143 – Climbed Mt. Washington, Ate Pizza, Didn’t Die, Good Day.

I’m writing to you from a 12 tribes operated hostel in Lancaster, NH. The 12 tribes is a somewhat eccentric community that some describe as a “cult.” They have communities across the nation and are famous for their Yellow Delis. They’ve been very nice and super hospitable. They drove us 35 minutes from the trailhead and will return us in …

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Day 100… something. Another state completed, on to the White mountains!

I’m writing from the White Mountains Hostel outside of Gorham, NH. It has a reputation as one of the best hostels on the trail. The reputation is well earned. It’s clean, organized, and very comfortable. Today makes a double zero. Southern Maine The last hundred miles through southern Maine have been the roughest terrain I’ve encountered yet. The mountains are …

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Day 121 – Some Musings on Life

I’m writing to you from Rangley. A small tourist town situated in a valley on the bank of Rangley Lake in Maine. I’ve climbed several large mountains in the last week; the Bigelows, the Saddlebacks, and several other smaller ranges whose names elude me. This section of southern Maine and the White Mountains(which I’ll climb late next week) are the …