Spider and Web
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park (34.7 miles)

Although still somewhat hot and humid out, the trail today was far more agreeable, and it's a shame my broken pack is forcing me off-trail for a few days to get it dealt with.

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“View” from Buzzard Hill
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 9:13 pm
Location: Rod Hollow Shelter (29.4 miles)

There are few things worse on trail than having your equipment malfunction. I've occasionally had problems before, but never to this extent.

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View from Buzzard Rocks
Monday, August 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Location: Bears Den (19.5 miles)

An extremely hot and humid slog through the hills and valleys of northern Virginia did not at all go according to plan. But I saw some views I missed last time I was in the area, so at least I had that.

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Loop’s Start
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:45 pm
Location: David Lesser Memorial Shelter (9.3 miles)

Today was my first day back on a long-distance trail since my partner and I finished the Benton MacKaye trail last July. It’s been entirely too long since then. It’s great to be back on trail, even if it’s not what was planned.

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Tuscarora Trail Gear
Saturday, August 22, 2020 6:00 pm

No thru-hike is complete without a gear list! This is the list of equipment I’m taking with me on my hike of the Tuscarora Trail. This is an evolution of the gear from my Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Benton MacKaye Trail thru-hikes.

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