Monday, August 20, 2007

Michael "Bobcat" Innes Completes Thru-Hike

Chris Carlson, writing in the 19 August Berkshire (MA) Eagle, records the completion of Michael Innes' northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
"Beginning with his approach from Amicalola Falls, Georgia on March 16 and finishing atop Mount Katahdin in Maine on July 27, Innes became the first Berkshire County resident to walk the entire Appalachian Trail this year."
And eight days later, Innes got married.
"Innes followed the age-old AT tradition by traveling under a trail name. He chose 'Bobcat' because he'd seen one of the felines roaming around the trail in Dalton. His dirt-covered dog, Romeo, was 'Swamp Monster,' while his bubbly wife, an English teacher at Taconic High School, took on the name 'Sunshine.'"
Lori ('Sunshine') hiked the last six weeks with Innes.

The article's title is "Following the Trail."

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