Journal 249-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Tuesday–October 26, 2021
Trail Day–249
Trail Mile–0.0/2482
Remaining Miles–135.8
Location–Home of Whitman & Anne (Peale) Groves, Williamstown, Massachusetts

A nor’easter has been churning off the coast the last couple of days. It came in last night, bringing wind and surging rain early this morning, lasting this entire day, Rain accumulation, three-plus inches in some places–flood warnings out up and down the coast. Whitman and Anne are happy to have us stay today, take a zero, then rest up another night. What great benefit to be out of it, dry and warm. Thanks dear friends!

Plans are to be up at five in the morning, straighten up, load, and hit the road for New York. It’s a two-hour drive down to SR-52 where I interrupted the northbound segment of my trek late last July. If we manage to get there early enough tomorrow morning, we’ll work at getting in a full hiking day. Forecast is a bit iffy, cloudy, windy, possible rain. We’ll see how it goes…

 

Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.
(Shakespeare)

7 Comments on “Journal 249-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

  1. Nimble Will, “grace has brought you safe thus far”❣️
    I’m trusting it will bring you all the way❣️
    Glad you got to get out of those dangerous gale force winds. God bless you 🥰

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  2. I’ve been a faithful follower of your journey for some time now.
    Knowing you are coming close to the finish brings mixed emotions: immense joy that you are close to reaching your hard earned goal, and a selfish sadness that your wonderful journaling will also be complete.
    Excitement for you is predominant. I’ll cherish the upcoming posts you make chronicling your trek.
    ❤️

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  3. You are so close! Good to hear you were able to stay out of the rain. Safe travels the rest of the way. You are a beast!

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