I spent three months hiking the northern half of the Appalachian Trail in 2011, covering 1,200 miles from Harper’s Ferry, WV, to the end of the trail on Mt. Katahdin in Maine. I returned in 2012 to hike the southern half (~1,000 miles). I hiked the entire distance in two pairs of Crocs-brand shoes. This page includes the trail reports I periodically made via email, an annotated interactive map, and other info.
A friend organized a project to crochet hats for the homeless (or other cold people) this winter. She gave us a simple hat pattern to learn, and these notes are my attempt to make sense of it and explain to other beginning crocheters