The Long Trail

2005-08-29

not dead yet
    at journey's end —
        autumn evening

— Basho, autumn 1684

In 2005 I hiked the Long Trail, a hiking trail in Vermont going from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. Here are my stops.

Day Date Location Daily Miles Total Miles
0 8/07 Journeys End Camp 0.0 0.0
1 8/08 Tillotson Camp 23.3 23.3
2 8/09 Roundtop Shelter 23.7 47.0
Jonesville - Resupply at Richmond General Store
3 8/10 Taft Lodge 20.1 67.1
4 8/11 Duck Brook Shelter 20.0 87.1
5 8/12 Cowles Cove Shelter 18.1 105.2
Waitsfield - Resupply at gas station
6 8/13 Battell Shelter 15.3 120.5
7 8/14 Boyce Shelter 16.0 136.5
8 8/15 David Logan Shelter 20.2 156.7
9 8/16 Inn at the Long Trail 12.7 169.4
Rutland - Resupply at Price Chopper
10 8/17 Minerva Hinchey Shelter 20.1 189.5
11 8/18 Bromley Warming Hut 26.7 216.2
12 8/19 Story Spring Shelter 23.8 240.0
13 8/20 Congdon Shelter 23.3 263.3
14 8/21 North Adams 10.0 273.3

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And here is my gear.

Type Name Size Ounces $ Vendor # Location
Backpack GoLite Dawn M 14.7 80 GoLite 1 In pack
Books ID, 2 credit cards, bills & ziplock 0.6 0 1 In pack
Books The Long Trail Guide & mile cards & ziplock 7.8 15 GMC 1 In pack
Clothes Bandana 0.8 3 Wal-Mart 1 Wearing
Clothes Clothes stuffsack 0 0 1 In pack
Clothes CoolMax socks M 1.2 15 Wal-Mart 1 Wearing
Clothes CoolMax socks M 1.2 15 Wal-Mart 1 In pack
Clothes Duofold Varitherm mock turtleneck shirt M 7.2 12 CampMor 1 In pack
Clothes Emergency Poncho 6.8 5 Wal-Mart 1 In pack
Clothes Nike soccer shorts M 4.4 20 1 Wearing
Clothes Patagonia silkweight capilene pants M 5 30 REI 1 In pack
Clothes REI nylon t-shirt M 6.6 20 REI 1 Wearing
Clothes Wristwatch with alarm 0.8 8 Wal-Mart 1 Wearing
Cooking BIC lighter 0.7 1 7 11 2 In pack
Cooking Evernew Ultralight titanium pot & bag 1.3L 5.8 40 REI 1 In pack
Cooking Plastic bottle with denatured alcohol 0.3L 8 2 7 11 1 In pack
Cooking REI polycarbonate teaspoon 0.3 2 REI 1 In pack
Cooking Soda-can stove 0.4 2 7 11 1 In pack
Cooking Stove stand from duct 0.5 1 Lowe's 1 In pack
Cooking Wind-screen from foil 0.8 2 Safeway 1 In pack
Health Bert's Res-Q Ointment 0.8 5 Walasi-Yi 1 In pack
Health First-aid kit & extra moleskin & ziplock 7.8 7 Wal-Mart 1 In pack
Health Toilet paper & ziplock 3.2 1 7 11 1 In pack
Health Toothbrush & paste & ziplock 1.8 4 7 11 1 In pack
Health Vitamin I 30 pills 1.2 5 7 11 1 In pack
Poles Lekis 19.6 60 Mountain Chalet 1 Wearing
Shoes Flip-flops 10 5.4 5 Wal-Mart 1 In pack
Shoes North Face Vapor Lights 9.5 25.8 90 North Face 1 Wearing
Sleeping Fleece bag & stuffsack & plastic bag 23.1 40 REI 1 In pack
Tools 20' cord & 3 AAAs & ziplock 2.2 5 7 11 1 In pack
Tools Pen 0.2 1 7 11 1 In pack
Tools Petzl Tikka headlamp w/ batteries 2.7 28 REI 1 In pack
Tools Swiss Army Climber knife 2.8 30 REI 1 In pack
Water Aquafina bottle 1L 0.8 1 7 11 2 In pack
Water Polar-Pure 4.8 20 REI 1 In pack

Pack weight: 7 lbs 6 oz., total weight: 11 lbs 1 oz., price: $577.