Last week, the SPOT update I received had Adventure Girl hanging up her backpack NW Pittsfield, MA. The hanging of her backpack came after stepping off the trail for several days, while she flew to GA for college orientation.
Note to all those keeping track: Adventure Girl did not skip any of the trail, during her ‘off time’. She was picked up and dropped off in the same location.
Since last week, Adventure Girl entered the great state of Vermont (Mmmm… Ben & Jerry’s ice cream). Based on her SPOT update from yesterday, she is now located north of Button Hill and south of Round Hill in VT (Mmmm… Ben & Jerry’s ice cream). Though many miles are ahead of her, only one state is between Adventure Girl and Mount Katahdin, ME. (The state of New Hampshire)
When we last left Adventure Girl, she was readying herself for her re-entry to the off-trail world. Stepping off the trail somewhere near Great Barrington, MA, she journeyed back to GA to fulfill obligations regarding her soon-to-start college career.
Once she accomplished her obligations within the confines of buildings, roads and comfortable bedding, she would step back onto the AT, picking up right where she stepped off. Though more miles are behind Adventure Girl, she still faces 660 miles remaining ahead of her.
During her ride back to the Atlanta airport, where she would board a plane and head north, I spoke to Adventure Girl by phone. Read more
My introduction will be short, because I have not one but two journal entries to share with you. That’s right, readers – Adventure Girl updated her journal twice since last week. That said, this post is a long one.
You may remember, as of last Saturday, Adventure Girl was located along the Taconic State Parkway near Shenandoah, NY. Early this morning, June 11th, we received her message indicating she was now located in the state of Massachusetts. More specifically, she was along US Highway 7 near Sheffield, MA. However, as I mentioned last week, Adventure Girl is stepping off the trail for a few days. June 12th, Adventure Girl is boarding a plane and heading home to Atlanta to attend college orientation at my Alma Mater, University of Georgia. I am going to call Adventure Girl early Monday morning, while she travels to Athens, GA. My goal is to interview her. Do you have questions you’d like to ask adventure Girl? If so, please be sure to leave your questions in the comment section.
In the meantime, enjoy Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales in her own words. Read more