As I recall, I met you at a shelter along the ridge near Glen Ellen and Sugarbush having left a car at AP gap. We hike out to the car the next day. But that was a long time ago and things get fuzzy.
Your memory is better than mine. If we met south of Ap Gap, then you went up as well as down the stiff climb to Starks Nest at the top of Glen Ellen. That's a mean hike! The backpack with Steve is still one of my all time favorites and I've always appreciated you joining us for the last part.
Was great to meet up with you and a nice hike except for that first climb. Remember cursing you at the time. A beautiful camp site though. Made the climb worth it.
Alex -- below Killington you can run the trail. North of that the LT is graded and maintained to a much rougher standard. I know you dance down hills, but some descents are truly treacherous. I have a huge admiration for those who have set time records on the LT -- it's not just going fast, it's making sure you don't fall down a cliff!
I’ve done the chunk between Lincoln gap and app gap a few times. Super fun trail!
I did pretty much the same LT section hike back in August. That is some rough trail. I plan on going back next year to finish from Rt. 2 north to Journey's End (which I hear is even rougher!).
Nice account on your log. Let me know if you might be interested in hooking up with Charlie Leonard next summer for the northern segment. Living locally, I have some logistical advantages.
I drank a Long Trail Ale last weekend! How does that compare to hiking the actual trail? About the same? I had to walk all the way to the fridge to get it. The bottle was pretty cold. Only 5 sections left now. Taking it slow.