My Itinerary

Here is a tentative outline of our schedule — it will no doubt change as we go along, based on weather and my ability to keep a steady pace.  We hope to cover 10-13 miles per day, ideally hiking from shelter to shelter along the AT.  I am thankful for my friends who will accompany me on parts of the journey, especially Ted Kellogg and Didier Collin de Casaubon (who have also been contributing their formidable planning skills).  My wife Eileen will be managing the logistics and supply drop-offs.  If you would like to join the hike for a few days (or more!) or help with supply drop-offs, please get in touch with Eileen at    Thanks, Rick

June 17 — Epic Hike begins at Mt. Greylock in western Mass with Ted Kellogg (603 miles to go.)

June 23 – Manchester, VT — Ted leaves and Rick is joined by Didier Collin de Casaubon and Didier’s son Matthieu (539 miles to go).  Eileen brings supplies.

June 27 — Rutland, VT – Ted rejoins group (489 miles to go).

June 30 – Pomfret, VT – Hike to Ted’s house in Pomfret.  Didier and Matthieu return home.  Ted also leaves the trail (for now at least!).  (461 miles to go)

1st week of July – hike 94 miles to Mt. Lafayette in NH (however, likely skipping part of the high-peak Presidential mountains)

2nd week of July – hike 94 miles to Speck Pond Shelter in Maine

3rd week of July – hike 94 miles to Safford Notch and Campsite in Maine

4th week of July – hike 90 miles to Chairback Gap Lean-to

1st week of August – hike 88.5 miles to Mt. Katadhin

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