Journal 255-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Monday–November 1, 2021
Trail Day–255
Trail Mile–10.0/2547.9
Remaining Miles–69.8
Location–West Cornwall Road (1486.1) to Dugway Road (1496.1), then to home of Barbie and Dan Howland, South Kent

Another much needed night of rest; I slept well. And another nourishing breakfast prepared by Barbie & Barry.

No time is wasted getting Slim Jim and me loaded and back on trail. It’s definitely fall here in Connecticut; a chill in the air. But we’re able to warm up quickly, as we begin climbing right away. More rocks and  boulders. But as the day progresses, the trail becomes increasing more friendly to my tired feet. A bit of road walking, then more trail past the roaring falls of the Housatonic.

Evening, another memorable time, complete with a scrumptious supper prepared by Barbie and Dan.

Nobody was injured! (photo credit to Kevin Ryan II)

Oh, and I get to take a toboggan ride!


Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man
and requires the least of him.
(Hal Borland)

7 Comments on “Journal 255-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

  1. You are soooooo amazing and how sooo exciting! Daddy knew before he passed you would make it! We are soooo proud of our Warrior!
    Halo & Rhonda


  2. WOW! I think you were missing something. SNOW. I guess covid is messing up the delivery. Take care. Calera Sunshine


  3. Hahahaha!!!! Have fun, but for goodness sake, don’t get hurt this close to the finish line!!!! : )


  4. I really enjoy your autumn photographs of New England in these final weeks of your journey. Stay healthy out there.


  5. Nimble will Nomad
    Well your amazing trip is slowly coming to the end. You have seen and experienced things most people can’t even imagine. I truly hope all the blisters , aches, and pains along with all the vistas and summits you’ve climbed gave you much happiness and has out weighed the sacrifices you’ve made in the real world. Your are an amazing human being. Your picture hangs in a special place in my home . I talk about you all the time. Your books are on the shelf of my library. There is room for the next edition for sure.
    I hope you live a long and happy life telling your stories and maybe igniting a spark in a young adventurer. God bless you and keep you.
    Another day in paradise….
    Your hiker friend Au Sable Mike.


  6. Looked like a great hiking and toboggan day❣️You do know how to squeeze every drop of life in your days, Nimble Will. It’s exciting to watch. Thank you for sharing❣️God bless you, Big❣️🥰


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