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Bartholomew "ArcticBartek" Brown
City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Begins: Jan 1, 2008
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Mar 1st, 2008
Trip Distance: 5.2
Min Elevation: 680
Max Elevation: 1350
Entry Lat: 42.8812258827
Entry Lng: -73.203739655
Min Temp: -15
Max Temp: 35

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 188
Journal Visits: 264
Guestbook Views: 5
Guestbook Entrys: 0

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Vermont - Bennington - Route 9 crossing

This is another one my brother Peter and I really did.

The snow was knee to waist deep and we had no snowshoes (we really were postholing). We camped at Melville Neuheim shelter two nights and hiked into the Glastenbury Wilderness during the day. The next shelter on the other side of route 9 is the Congdon shelter.

On the way out, we hitchhiked from the road into town. We had actually left our car in the chuch parking lot two days earlier because the road into the national forest was so snowy, my Corvette couldn't keep its traction. It was safe and sound on our return and we got there with enough time to wash up and make ourselves presentable for mass at 4 o'clock.

Here is the info on the church:

Sacred Heart Church

238 West Main St., Bennington, VT, 05201

(802) 442-3141

Saturday evening mass: 4 PM

Sunday masses: 8 AM, 10 AM


The church is about 5.2 miles west of the trail.

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Catholic Mass Locations Along The AT

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more:


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