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Jim Gregoire - No. Carolina to Pennsylvania Hike, March, 2016
In just a few days, Jane and I will drive back to North Carolina, to the spot where Segment #4 of this walk up the East Coast ended last November 1. In the final days of February, we will leave behind our home, our cat, and a disappointingly warm and dry winter. We will bid adieu to the remnants of snow and ice that haven't yet melted but are rapidly shrinking. It has been a bust of a season for skiers, ice fishermen, and lovers of a real North Country Nor'easter.
Segment #5 will begin in northeastern North Carolina, where we hope to observe the first signs of Spring. In the past two years I have walked 1200 miles along coastal Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Now I will head inland, skirting the major metropolitan areas of Norfolk, Washington and Baltimore to avoid their crowded and noisy highways. I will hike through the less congested cities of Williamsburg, Richmond and Fredericksburg. I will trade the busier highways for the state roads that pass through small cities and towns. I will walk along several former railroad routes that have been converted to rail-trails catering to bicyclists and hikers like me.Read the rest of Jim's prologue and follow his progress by clicking the link to his blog, above the photo.