I'll be in Williamstown on the 1st at a ham radio club meeting where I'm presenting a book signing/photo essay of my AT hike. It isn't open to the public due to space limitations or I would invite everyone. I know Daniela has read the book about my adventure and it would have been great to meet her and some of the others on here. I'm supposed to be in Connecticut next June for an event, maybe we can do something then?
Why a ham radio club you ask? When I hiked the trail I carried a ham radio (Morse code) and one of the goals of the hike was to use it in every state on the trail. I only was on the air once in NJ, at the High Point Shelter and the entire time I had a female bear wandering around the shelter perimeter, waiting for me to leave so she could see if I left any food scraps.
I was hoping to have some time to get out and hike in Northern NJ, but it is not to be. I have to be in Atlanta, GA the next day for another event. I thought it would be nice to see the High Point Monument in daylight, it looked very impressive at night!
I am planning to "Trail Angel" up on the AT in the White Mountains this coming Tuesday. If there are any NJ hikers up there then, tell them to be on the outlook for me.
Anyway, that is my update on life on the trail.
Dennis "K1" Blanchard
Author of: Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail
A non-fiction adventure travel story on the Appalachian Trail
Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest
Available on Amazon.com, Kindle