Calendar Triple Crown Blog (2016)

Calendar Triple Crown Daily Posts

These are unedited daily blog posts written on my phone, usually inside a tent. Click on the day for a link to each post. The posts are separated by day with a running total of the day number.

The Appalachian Trail (AT)

Day 0 – Springer

Day 1 – The Beginning

Day 2 – Low Gap

Day 3 – It’s Getting Colder

Day 4 – North Carolina

Day 5 – Snow

Day 6 – Deeper Snow

Day 7 – Exhaustion

Day 8 – The Little Things

Day 9 – The Smokey’s

Day 10 – Deep Freeze

Day 11 – Lots of Rain

Day 12 – Snowless in Tennessee

Day 13 – 33 miles

Day 14 – Town Syndrome

Day 15 – Hips don’t Lie

Day 16 – Yogi

Day 17 – Real Rain

Day 18 – Roan

Day 19 – Kincora

Day 20 – Hampton

Day 21 – Virginia

Day 22 – Horses

Day 23 – 37

Day 24 – Sunday Brunch

Day 25 – White walkers

Day 26 – Return of the Rain

Day 27 – West Virginia

Day 28 – The Wall

Day 29 – Weekend Warriors

Day 30 – Rest

Day 31 – Sunshine

Day 32 – James River

Day 33 – Real Sunshine

Day 34 – The best trail magic

Day 35 – More Magic

Day 36 – Cowboy Camping

Day 37 – A day in the life

Day 38 – So wet so cold

Day 39 – Harpers Ferry

Day 40 – Maryland

Day 41 – Pennsylvania

Day 42 – Pizza

Day 43 – Duncannon

Day 44 – Gunshots

Day 45 – Home away from home

Day 46 – Reading Rainbow

Day 47 – Rocks on Rocks

Day 48 – DWG

Day 49 – Jersey

Day 50 – Tired in Jersey

Day 51 – High Point

Day 52 – The Empire State

Day 53 – All of the Lights

Day 54 – The Windy Road

Day 55 – Another Thru hiker

Day 56 – Company in Connecticut

Day 57 – The Gateway to New England

Day 58 – The Flu

Day 59 

Day 60 – The Turn

Day 61 – Recovery in Dalton, MA

Day 62 – Nearing Vermont

Day 63 – One Dry Shirt

Day 64 – The bitter Cold

Day 65 – The Green Mountains

Day 66 – Top of Vermont

Day 67 – Blueberry Pancakes

Day 68 – New Hampshire

Day 69 – Ice Ice Baby

Day 70 – Frozen

Day 71 – Mountaineering

Day 72 – Fiasco and the Presidents

Day 73 – Where is Momma Bear

Day 74 – Rain in Maine

Day 75 – The Mahoosuc Notch

Day 76 – Cold Feet

Day 77 – Roulette

Day 78 – Shaky Ankle

Day 79 – Food

Day 80 – Naked and afraid

Day 81 – Mud and Water

Day 82 – Final Push 

Day 83 – The approach

Day 84 – A thanks

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) – Gap in days is travel days/recovery

Day 88 – PCT day 1 

Day 89 – The desert

Day 90 – Cloud Wall

Day 91 – Desert Storm

Day 92 – Paradise

Day 93 – San Jacinto

Day 94 – Hiking, fires, detours

Day 95 – the heat returns

Day 96 – The Oasis

Day 97 – The Hotel

Day 98 – The Wind

Day 99 – Fifty

Day 100 – Hiker Heaven 

Day 101 – Flashback

Day 102 – Another day another detour

Day 103 – Mojave Desert

Day 104 – Elements of Adventure

Day 105 – The desert finale

Day 106 – Joshua Tree

Day 107 – Walker Pass

Day 108 – Kennedy Meadows

Day 109 – Meadows

Day 110 – Snowpocalypse

Day 111 – Forester Pass

Day 112 – Two Passes

Day 113 – Whiteout

Day 114 – Evolution

Day 115 – Finally a resupply

Day 116 – Camp

Day 117 – Yosemite

Day 118 – Zero

Day 119 – War Zone

Day 120 – Flooded Streams

Day 121 – SNOW

Day 122 – Changes

Day 123 – Tahoe

Day 124 – Struggle

Day 125 – Wind

Day 126 – Nero

Day 127 – Tree Fight

Day 128 – Bears

Day 129 – Snowless?

Day 130 – Lassen

Day 131 – Halfway

Day 132 – Inclement Weather

Day 133 – Running from rain

Day 134 – Burney and the Falls

Day 135 – Shasta and a bad ankle

Day 136 – Castle Crag and a bear

Day 137 – Exhaustion

Day 138 – Trinity Alps

Day 139 – Russian Wilderness

Day 140 – Marble

Day 141 – Seiad

Day 142 – Oregon

Day 143 – Pilot Rock

Day 144 – Family

Day 145 – Tree Graveyard

Day 146 – Mosquitos

Day 147 – Thielsen

Day 148 – a change of pace 

Day 149 – Obsidian

Day 150 – Lava

Day 151 – Mt. Jefferson

Day 152 – Cascades

Day 153 – Timberline Lodge

Day 154 – Rainy

Day 155 – Cascade Locks

Day 156 – Seesaw

Day 157 – Indian Heaven

Day 158 – Adams

Day 159 – Goat Rocks

Day 160 – Old Stomping Grounds

Day 161 – SOBOs

Day 162 – Alpine Lakes

Day 163 – A Bear Friend

Day 164 – Stevens Pass

Day 165 – Fire Creek

Day 166 – Suattle

Day 167 – Rain

Day 168 – Canada

Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Gaps in days from PCT are from travel and rest

Day 172 – Trains and automobiles

Day 173 – The Batcave

Day 174 – Piegan Pass

Day 175 – Triple Divide

Day 176 – Burn

Day 177 – Flathead River

Day 178 – Chinese Wall

Day 179 – horse Lullaby

Day 180 – Thirsty

Day 181 – Lincoln

Day 182 – Running from Thunder

Day 183 – Sprinting from thunder

Day 184 – three for three

Day 185 – Hail

Day 186 – Anaconda Pintler

Day 187 – the elk

Day 188 – Hurdles

Day 189 – connections

Day 190 – Leg Day

Day 191 – All Good

Day 192 – Leadore

Day 193 – Elk Mountain

Day 194 – Cottonwood Peak

Day 195 – Lima

Day 196 – Sheep Dog Fight

Day 197 – A little magic

Day 198 – Fever

Day 199 – Giardia

Day 200 – Wet and Cold

Day 201 – A thousand miles

Day 202 – Dubois

Day 203 – Crazy

Day 204 – Knapsack Col

Day 205 – Last Winds 

Day 206 – Cirque the Towers

Day 207 – South Pass City

Day 208 – Great Divide Basin

Day 209 – Rawlins

Day 210 – the storm

Day 211 – Thunderheads

Day 212 – Friends and magic

Day 213 – Colorado

Day 214 – CHARGE

Day 215 – The Long Road

Day 216 – Parkview Mountain

Day 217 – Granby

Day 218 – Berthoud Pass

Day 219 – Friends

Day 220 – A change in weather

Day 221 – Smores

Day 222 – Let it snow

Day 223 – Collegiates

Day 224 – Windy

Day 225 – Snow Gloves

Day 226 – Rolling Hills

Day 227 – Changing Weather

Day 228 – Another Moose

Day 229 – Thunder Clatter

Day 230 – Wolf Creek Pass Weather

Day 231 – Snow Fun

Day 232 – Goodbye CO

Day 233 – New Mexico

Day 234 – Seven Thousand

Day 235 – Ghost Ranch

Day 236 – Tarantula

Day 237 – Cuba

Day 238 – The perfect cache

Day 239 – Weather coming in

Day 240 – Grants

Day 241 – Frozen fingers

Day 242 – Pie Town

Day 243 – A simple Act of Kindness

Day 244 – North Gila

Day 245 – Biblical Storm

Day 246 – Gila 

Day 247 – Doc Campbells

Day 248 – Silver City

Day 249 – Changing Temps

Day 250 – The last town

Day 251 – the set up

Day 252 – FINISHED!