AT Update: 7 – Berkshire Blitz

I went almost a hundred miles in less than a week. For a while there I was afraid that I wouldn’t speed up in time to avoid hitting winter in the South. Granted, I’ll hit winter anyway, since there’s no way I can maintain that pace through serious mountains, but! at least I know I…

AT Update: Six – New York, New Gear, New England

I think whale sharks are really cool. They’re the largest fish species, the largest one recorded weighing over 20 tons (Wikipedia, woo!). Like other extremely large animals, it grazes rather than hunts. There is simply no prey that would be worth the energy for something so large to chase down. In the ocean, grazing often…

AT Update: 5 – Boardwalking, but not Bored Walking

New Jersey was nice. Granted, after Pennsylvania, all the state had to do was not stab me in the feet every couple of steps. The morning after my last post started out cold and rainy, so I ended up waiting until later in the afternoon to head out. It’s one thing when you’re already out,…

AT Update: The Fourth – Escape from the Path of 10,000 Daggers

“I can’t wait to get to New Jersey,” Wonderland said as she handed me a pound or so of snacks. She paused. “I’m from New York. I don’t think I’ve ever said that before.” “Whoever made this path must have been half goat.” I was resting at the top of an especially arduous and unnecessary…