Odors and elegance on the AT

There is an amusing article in the New York Times this morning entitled, “The Unwashed and the Upper Crust in Connecticut.” I often gripe when the Times does a piece about a place or an event I’m personally familiar with (they’ve butchered both Hanover, New Hampshire and my hometown just in the last few months), but I’d have to say that Christopher Percy Collier painted a reasonably accurate picture of the often surreal interaction between AT hikers who have been months on the trail and the locals and tourists in “[r]ural…but pretty high dollar” Kent, about 25 miles north and west of Woodbury. (Note to other walkers: Backcountry Outfitters, which he mentions, is a really good outdoor shop.)

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