(a few) photos of my AT adventure

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 favorites/meaningful

With so many not published here, I chose a variety. So many bad weather days, I didn’t pull out my phone/camera much on those days.

 

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all campsites require hikers to hang their food but very, very, very few supplied any easily accessible way to do it – instead they complain that hikers won’t comply which creates a ‘bear problem’. tree limbs most times are far and few and too weak to hold multiple hiker food bags.
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early morning departure. (do you see any heavy limbs to hang food bags here?)
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“old halfway point” (check out the swollen eyelids – very difficult to see in the morning)

 

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so beautiful

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Many-a-days the trail looked worse than this

 

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2nd guy in from left: Cujoe, me, Tai Chi, and JD on far right. The three BEST guys any woman could wish to find while hiking solo on the AT

 

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These were my cramped quarters. I don’t recommend a one-person tent for backpacking.

 

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looks like “Rocksylvania”

 

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AT version of the “hillbillies”

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record number of cold and constantly rainy days in the spring of 2017
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solar dryer

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‘never quit on a bad day’ – so I waited for this one, then decided to go home.
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This is where the cab picked me up.

Experimental photo

 

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I was trying to create a “love your neighbor” in the palm of my hand. I would have loved to have taken a photo of a hands-heart surrounding the rock but I don’t have three hands and it wasn’t so easy to get this shadow in the right place either: maneuvering myself so I wasn’t blocking but using my hand outside of the frame in the setting sun.

weekly photo challenge: experimental

The longest crib dam in the world

The remnants of Sewells {the longest *633 feet of timbers and hand-packed stone* timber/rock crib dam in the world} dam in Concord, NH, constructed in 1894 and had survived almost a century of multiple floods and a hurricane 1938 until it was breached in April 7, 1984.

Weekly Photo Challenge: layered

mushrooms and stones

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I’d already used the photo above once (somewhere in WP) but it sprang to mind when I saw “layered” as the photo challenge; I call it the “Mushroom Condos”.

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Old New England stone walls can be found throughout the woods while hiking. I thought it looked like someone decided to have some fun when they passed by here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: layered

Where did our pack leader go?

 

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My “fur-babies”

I went in to get a coffee.

She said, “They didn’t even move, just sat down and waited for you”.

That’s how my little companions are, they watch where I disappear to and wait for my return regardless of where we are or what’s going on around them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: waiting