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Long Trail newbies

Every experienced backpacker has a collection of newbie stories suitable for teaching and humor. One of my favorites involves a young couple looking for romantic adventure.

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Stages of development

I’m not sure where this came from. I found it among some notes and writing fragments. If someone can help me source it, I would love to add a citation. For now, it stands as a tribute to those who have gone before, and a nod to those yet to come…


First you can’t wait to grow up so you can move out. Then you move out and discover you have to grow up.

Then you can’t wait to be a couple so you can start a family, and suddenly you yearn for the days you did things your own way, without a thought.

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Sometimes good fences require good neighbors

It was our first summer in Maine, and we were feeling the pressure of time.

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