Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #13


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)

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Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #12


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. Continue reading

Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #11


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.

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Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #10


Adventure Girl has updated her journal! I repeat, Adventure Girl has updated her journal! This post will be filled with Adventure Girl’s own words.

When we last left Adventure Girl, she was somewhere along Wilkes-Barre Turnpike and PA State Route 115. Since last Saturday, she’s continued pushing forward and covering several miles each and every day. She ends her update, which I’ll share with you shortly, letting her readers know she finished a shortish day of 15 miles. If 15 miles is a shortish day, I guarantee you – I will not be doing longish days, should I ever get into hiking. (I could probably up the guarantee to say that I will never get into hiking, except I like shortish tiny hikes.)

Okay, okay. Enough from me. Enjoy the latest update (as of May 31st) from Adventure Girl. Continue reading

Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #9


Last week, I ended the post wondering whether or not Adventure Girl was sucked into Eternity due to the Rapture. Well faithful readers, wonder no more! Or wait, was I the only one wondering? No matter, Adventure Girl is still hiking the Appalachian Trail! Based on her SPOT message received Sunday May 22nd, she was ‘alive and doing fine’.

“I am alive and doing fine!!” Adventure Girl’s SPOT notices always state those same six words. Often, I wish she would offer a different word or two, some sort of crumb, feeding my appetite of vicarious living. Alas, the same six words are sent, with only the location changing. Continue reading