Monday, June 30, 2008

Memorable views




You can see here some of the reasons for the walk!
(posted by Eddie)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

2,000 miles done - the last 100 to go

Adam and Phil crossed the 2,000 mile marker, and are now in Monson,ME. They are taking the day off to watch the final of the Eurocup soccer. Tomorrow they will set off on the final, and most challenging, leg of their trip - the 100 mile wilderness in Maine. They expect to summit Mt Katahdin on July 5th. They have had a lot of rain, but spirits are high, and the end is nigh.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Psycho

Just to give an outsider perspective on the story below, Phil did look like an actual Psycho

Glencliff, NH

Hey everyone, we made it to Glencliff, about to start into the White Mountains. We're staying in a Hostel, and on our way in could see the 5,000 ft climb up Mt. Moosilauke, which we have ahead of us tomorrow.
Our stay in Dartmouth was awesome, and we got to hang with our friend Ian Murphy at the Bones Gate frat. funny anecdote: Before we left Hanover, after picking up our food drop at the Post Office, I had an interesting moment out on the sidewalk. I was trying to fit our folded box into a trash can, facing a crowded / traffic-packed street. I suddenly got hit with a fit of the giggles, which turned into full blown laughter. To sum up, everyone on the street driving by watched as I attempted to ram a box into a trash can while laughing uncontrollably. Must've looked kind of crazy.
That's it for now, I'm pumped to get above treeline tomorrow.
-Samsa (Phil)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

At Killington going to Hanover

Hey everyone. We are now at Killington after a grueling 5 days through the green mountains of Vermont. We got great views of Mount Snow from the fire tower on Stratton. It was great to see the chairlift where I was sitting this past winter thinking, "this summer I will be out there." It dosn't seem all that long ago that I was getting a wintry view of the lake from the Mount Snow's North face. This time I saw the lake in all its summer, blackfly-ridden, glory. In the past two weeks we have seen classic New England vistas from Greylock, Glastenbury Mountain, Stratton, Peru Peak, and Killington. Ahead of us is Hanover, NH and the frat house at Dartmouth where our friend Ian Murphy is planning to provide some "R and R".

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Video - another summit somewhere in VT

video

Video - preparing dinner

video

Video of camp

video

Visit from Matu, Nick Tag, & Adam's dad Rob H-B





Adam and Phil are in VT, shortly to summit Killington. They have had some company in recent days, including Matu and Rob who did a few days each, and Nick Tag who has been with them since Cornwall Bridge and will be leaving them at Killington. The pace is tough for the newbies, who have suffered blisters and sore knees, but Nick has the medal for grit as he keeps up the pace.