From Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quick update from Vermont

Howdy folks & sorry for being MIA recently. I have a bit of a cold and spent the night last night in Manchester Center at a quaint B&B to rest up. The trail has definitely taken a toll on me lately and I'm feeling lower than I have on this whole trip. The honeymoon phase is way long gone and I find myself missing the luxuries & conveniences of "real life" more frequently. On the plus side, the New England forest has been incredibly beautiful and it's so nice to be climbing big mountains again and then be rewarded with such astounding views. The temperature has been cooler in the evenings, which is a nice change from the super hot days and really warm nights we had only weeks ago. We are excited and nervous for the infamous White Mountains just ahead in New Hampshire. I feel like a lot of adrenaline will kick in when we get there, but it's been tough in the meantime, keep trudging through. Any encouraging words from you gentle readers would be much appreciated :)

I'm going to try to write recaps on the rest of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont here shortly, so stay tuned!

Overall though, I still feel like this has been an incredible adventure and the best thing I've ever done for myself.

Happy trails!


  1. The Upper West Side misses you so much Macon! I'm still living vicariously through all your posts and photos, and tell everyone I know about your trip! You're kind of a hero to a bunch of people who haven't even met you. It's incredible to me that you've gone so many miles ON FOOT! I can't even imagine how hard it is but I know if anyone is going to finish this thing it's you - can't wait to hear about it and see you afterward!

  2. Hi friend! I love seeing these photos, they make me so jealous. Sending tons of love and good thoughts from Brooklyn Heights. Can't wait to see you again! Miss you. xoxo

  3. Maconga, your pictures are always so beautiful!! I wish I had the guts to be there with you!! I'm so proud of you, I could just pop!

    love love.

  4. You can do it, Macon. We are living vicariously through your trip here in Richmond Hill. Thanks for all your great posts.
    (Robbie's Mom who doesn't have a google account)

  5. Have very much enjoyed following your travels. Some people spend their whole lives wishing they would have had an adventure like yours and you are out there doing. Amazing! You are about to bag this thing and when you do that Maker's Mark your dad is going to pour for you is going to be the sweetest one you ever tasted. Thanks for sharing your stories look forward to the next installment!