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The universal laws of trail running

The first of November is the official end of the trail running season and the first of December is the official start of the Nordic skiing season. November serves as a transition month.

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I found this on a scrap of paper tucked inside an old version of the Appalachian Mountain Guide. I suspect I copied it from a Hut register, though I do not remember. My note indicates it was written by Poetry Man in 1993.

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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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