Craig McPherson – The Entire Appalachian Trail in 5 Minutes

Week Three: Ninth Anniversary Fund-Raising Drive for Behind the Black

It is now the third week in my annual anniversary fund-raising campaign for Behind the Black.

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An evening pause: Music by Kevin McLeod. When I lived in New York and began back-packing in the 1980s I would always spend Memorial Day weekend somewhere on this trail, generally in the Catskills. I understand well what this man felt at the end of the trail.

Hat tip Jeff Poplin.


One comment

  • Jwing

    I ,too, spent the 80’s hiking the AT in NC, VA NJ, NY, NH, VT, Maine with my brothers. The Catskills were our escape from Queens, NYC, especially “The Gunks” in New Paltz!
    The Mid Hudson Valley is truly the gem of New York State.
    Having lived in NY, NC, CO, SD and now FL, I truly believe upstate NY is as Teddy Roosevelt declared, “Forever Wild”.

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