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Monday, June 8, 2009

A Little Day Hike

Yesterday after most of the family left to return to Newport , Toesocks and I had a chance to get some walking in. We walked down to the Pequonnock Valley Trail which is a Rails to Trail system that follows a beautiful stream and goes through shaded woods. We walked along the trail not knowing how far it went and arrived at the next parking lot trail head after about 2 1/2 miles. Then we turned around and headed back to the entrance and walked into town and had lunch at a nearby Dunkin Dounuts. Then it was back to my sister Sue's for about a 7 mile total walk. After all this driving and eating so far it will be tough to get into the mind set of hiking the AT. Today we will go find a Walmart and buy 3 days food for the trail. Sue and Mike are driving us to Bellvale, NY tomorrow and our hike will begin again! We have 815 miles to hike to complete the entire 2175 mile AT. We also plan to hike the entire Long Trail in Vermont so we are looking at about 983 miles of hiking!! It has been fantastic so far on this trip, doing trail magic and seeing friends and family.

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