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Hobble Bush
City: Belknap County
State: New Hampshire
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 13, 2016
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jul 14th, 2016
Start: Stony Brook Shelter
End: Thistle Hill Shelter
Daily Distance: 21.5
Trip Distance: 30.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 151
Journal Visits: 2,817
Guestbook Views: 14
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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The Lookout


I got a nice and early start, but as usual I am a little slow moving in the mornings. A few miles ahead I came to The Lookout, which you would expect to be another lookout, but this was a shelter on top of a mountain with a ladder that went up to a platform. The platform overlooked a lake with some boathouses and We could see some ski areas in the distance. I spent less than an hour and a half up there with some of the hikers I had met during the day.

We finally got to Vt. Rt. 12 and Mowgli said that there was a pie shop 2 tenths of a mile off of the trail. We went down and I got a bag of Cheetos, a chobani yogurt and 2 pints of ice cream. We were there for about 2 hours because a storm was coming through. We eventually realized that it wouldn't be letting up soon so we continued on the trail independently. I came across Mowgli with all of his equipment spread out on the rocks so that it could dry in the sun when the rain stopped. We hiked together for a few more miles until we got to Thistle Hill shelter at around 9:00 p.m. where we cooked in the dark and had a good nights sleep.

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Appalachian Trail 2016 - Section 1

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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