Day 165

Reading Time: < 1 minute After breakfast this morning, I wrapped up the outer three toes of my right foot with blue Leukotape K, put on two pairs of socks and my slides, grabbed my backpack, and out the door I went. No rain today (good), but it was mostly cloudy (very good), and for long stretches at a time […]

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Day 164

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although it was a humid day today, and hot (in the high 90°s), I didn’t mind. I wasn’t walking. In fact, I spent most of the day in air conditioned comfort. First, Marna and I walked to the Silver Spring Metro Station and talked until I got off at Union Station. (She continued to a […]

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Day 163

Reading Time: < 1 minute I saw my daughter Marna for a minute before I left this morning. Later this afternoon we’re all going out for pizza and salad to celebrate Father’s Day, and I’m looking forward to that. I am also looking forward to my tour of the Naval Academy tomorrow. I’ll be having lunch with Gordon Peterson, an […]

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Day 162

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christine dropped me off at my daughter’s home in Silver Spring at about 8:30 am. I said hello and goodbye to my son-in-law, Zak, and my grandsons Leo and Solomon (Marna was out), left my backpack with Zak, and headed out on the road to put in some walking miles. The next couple of days […]

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Day 161

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to get to Annapolis by noon on Monday. In order to meet that timetable, I asked my hosts to drop me off this morning at Lock No. 10 on the C&O Canal Towpath in Cabin John, Maryland. After saying a fond goodbye to Betty and thanking Kerry for hosting me and being so […]

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Day 160

Reading Time: < 1 minute If there existed a trail across the United States that was anything like the path I walked on today, people would be walking this county from coast-to-coast as if it were the Camino de Santiago or the Inca Trail. The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) is an asphalt paved, converted Rails to Trails cycling/hiking path—I’ve […]

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Day 159

Reading Time: < 1 minute After an enjoyable breakfast of a veggie omelette, veggie sausages, biscuits, and fruit, I said goodbye to the Historic Rosemont Manor. Once again I walked on the sidewalk for a couple of miles, and then encountered a narrow shoulder and heavy traffic. Fortunately, the rain (50% chance) never materialized. Wearing my Reef slides with two pairs […]

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Day 158

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before dinner last night, my friend (and fellow cross-country walker) Jeff drove me to a nearby post office where I boxed up my sleeping bag, air mattress, and bivy sack and sent them home. Today, even with a lighter pack, my feet are still sore, and most likely will be for the 200 miles remaining. […]

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Day 157

Reading Time: < 1 minute I got on the road after packing up my wet gear as best I could. Beautiful scenery may be awesome, but wet camping gear is not. During a downpour at the end of the day, the deputy sheriff pulled up and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. She asked where I was headed, and I […]

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Day 156

Reading Time: < 1 minute I tried a new footwear strategy today, and had some success. Until it rained. I wore my Reef slides today for about 16 miles. They’re like flip-flops but without the toe separator. When it started to rain I switched back to my waterproof Merrells. This is the only footwear I’m now carrying. Today I listened […]

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