Hiking Log - Jimmy Page

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

This is part 36 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.

 

Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker(s).

 


 

12-29-18

 

Back on the trail doing another section. Cool, cloudy, breezy. No other hikers so far today. Some great views. We expected Jimmy Page at the top of this climb, but, alas, no.

 


 

 

This quote is from a section hiker, someone who works on completing the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail a section at a time. Section hikers might hike the trail a week or two during their annual vacation time. Or perhaps they will do one month of hiking in one year, a month another. However they do it, it's a years-long goal that takes determination and continued motivation.

 

I think that most section hikers would want to do the southern states during the colder months, and northern states during the warmer months. I don't know that for a fact, but the northern most part of the Appalachian Trail ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine. In the warmest months of the year (July-August), the low temperatures are usually in the 50s and the highs in the 70s. It's also the highest mountain in Maine, rising to 5,267 feet, so I'm sure it's windy with sudden weather changes. So summertime would be the best time to do the northern most part of the trail, not December.

 

In winter, when this hiker was out, he wasn't in Maine but in NY where the temperatures were in the 40s. Not too cold for hiking during the day, but a bit chilly at night. If he was section hiking northward, he would go from NY to Western CT and MA. Temperatures would get colder every day. So this hiker had to be strong, and determined.

 

Hiking Log - Jimmy PageBut in addition to being strong and determined, as with most of the hikers who write in the hiking log, our hiker is interesting. Some totally random thought that had nothing to do with hiking,  "We expected to see Jimmy Page at the top of this climb." Why? Because he felt like he was climbing a Stairway to Heaven? Or perhaps the area reminded him of Black Mountainside? Was he thinking of Misty Mountain Hop? Were his muscles Wearing and Tearing? We will never know exactly what his Jimmy Page comment referred to, but it does tell me he's probably right around my age (since I know who Jimmy Page is)!

 

And until the next post, happy trails to you!

 

 

 

Originally posted at thehousekat.com.

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Jun 08, 2019 07:29 PM #10
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It must be inspiring to hoof it that far Kat Palmiotti 

Jun 08, 2019 10:30 PM #11
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Kat as soon as I saw the Title I said Wow this must have been  a steep climb:)  I am so amazed you can blog be on all the social platforms and still dedicate your time to do these walks... I am having a hard time reading a book and keeping up... Endre

Jun 08, 2019 10:31 PM #12
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Grant Schneider - I have not been on the trail in Maine but I've seen pictures and read reviews - it sounds quite challenging!

Thank you so much Kathy Streib for your comment and for including me in your weekly post. I appreciate you!

I can only imagine, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS .

Haha, Endre Barath, Jr. - I have four years worth of log books to select thoughts from; I'm not really on the trails that often (especially during the winter!)

 

Jun 09, 2019 02:43 AM #13
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Kat Palmiotti - Your Hiking  Log Tales always gives me something to smile about. Today you raised my eyebrows because I fondly remember my son and daughter's camp letters to me from years ago when they got to the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine. 

I was clinging to your every word and I loved your interpretation, especially the ending!!! This is going to make a great book when completed. I can't wait!

Jun 09, 2019 03:27 AM #14
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Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - wow, that must have been quite the trip for your son and daughter. They hiked to the top of Mt Katahdin? I have only seen photos and it looks very challenging. Good for them! 

Jun 09, 2019 03:40 AM #15
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Kat Palmiotti - I really am proud of their accomplishments. Mountain repelling was something my son really enjoyed but it scared me to pieces. Yes! they both hiked up to the top of Mt Katahdin more than once. Thanks for your interest.  

Jun 09, 2019 03:51 AM #16
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That is quite funny and expecting Jimmy Page at the summit would definitely be worth pushing yourself for, haha.

Jun 09, 2019 06:28 AM #17
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Hi Kat... while I love walking, hiking has never been my thing... so I'm always in awe of people who do it and love it.

Jun 09, 2019 06:29 AM #18
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Rock and roll?  I didn't think it was that Jimmy Page at first. Wouldn't it be fun to know exactly what they meant? I think "Stairway to Heaven" is the best guess. 

Jun 09, 2019 07:08 AM #19
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For us, hiking is the road less traveled...but we are enjoying your posts "vicariously".

Jun 09, 2019 09:55 AM #20
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You got me with Jimmy Page.  EXCELLENT.  I hope you got to a wonderful spot on the mountain.  Another song related to mountains and climbing...

Man on the Silver Mountain, by Rainbow  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg

The entire album my Mountain, called Climbing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg

Jun 09, 2019 01:19 PM #21
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - They are both adventurers! I love it!

Brian England - just follow the music!

Nina Hollander - Hiking is just walking in woods!

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - is there another Jimmy Page? 

Vicariously works, Sally K. & David L. Hanson !

Jun 10, 2019 03:19 AM #22
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John Henry - When you mentioned Mountain, I was wondering who that was, until I saw the song Mississippi Queen. Oh I know them! Thanks for the additional music links!

Jun 10, 2019 03:44 AM #23
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Great post!  I can see why Kathy included it in her list this week!

Jun 10, 2019 06:25 AM #24
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Kat, some very good thoughts on the strategy involved when hiking the AT in sections concerning time of year and weather conditions.

As always you are spot on with your analysis concerning the comment intent!  (maybe because I immediately thought the same thing)  ^_~

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Hi Kat:

This is such a fascinating series, with so many thoughtful hikers along the way. And I always enjoy the comments each post inspires. Wonder if any of the hikers is aware?

Jeff

Jun 11, 2019 08:32 PM #26
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Thank you Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Bruce Walter - Thank you! I haven't done the AT hike but can imagine it would be tough to do during certain times of the year.

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Only one hiker is aware, as far as I know. And that's because I told him and sent him a copy. Most people don't put their personal contact info but this person had.

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Climb every mountain!  Lol - funny story and you also had me at Jimmy Page.

Jun 12, 2019 03:46 AM #28
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - I find the most interesting things hidden among all the comments in this trail log!

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