September 12

It’s really nice to not have to wake up and hike 15-20 miles.

The Long Trail runs from southern VT to Canada. I believe it’s about 300 miles. The first 100 miles or so runs with the AT. Since I’ve already hiked that part, I may as well finish the Long Trail at some point…or maybe not!


Kris was very anxious for me to get the beard sheared off. I was eager but not to her extent. On the drive to Stowe on Monday AM she was looking for an open barber shop in every small town we passed through. Now that I think about it, that was probably a ploy to stop and shop in those small towns.

Stowe has a barber shop and a men’s salon. The barber shop was closed Monday and salon open. I had to explain to her that you don’t grow a masterpiece like this out in the wild and then get it sheared in a salon!


Barber shop was open Tuesday!


Several times during last 1/2 of hike I would show people the “before” pic (on golf course with golf bag and Bud) on website. People had a difficult time grasping the fact that was the real me.

I’m having a difficult time recognizing myself now.

Hoping to find a scale before I gain all that weight back. Guessing I lost about 25-30 lbs.

Have a great day!

17 thoughts on “September 12

  1. You should have weighed yourself before & after shave😜
    Nice to see you out of hi viz colors!!
    Lookin good & again well done.
    See you guys next week..
    Oh yeah, how’d the shopping go in Stowe?


  2. Looking great!! You probably will not gain all that weight back if you stay a just a bit active and limit your food portions, however the beer will make up for some of that!!!


  3. When I saw the picture, I thought to myself, “Soph would have loved to get ahold of that face and do some real damage….he would have loved cutting that beard off. πŸ™‚ Congrats on your accomplishment and all the good you did for your charities. Job well done.

    Mary Skaare


  4. Looking very fit and lean. Whenever I don’t want to exercise, I think about Jeff Peterson getting up every day all spring and summer and hiking through rain, sleet, snow, and heat. Then I put on my exercise clothes and take a 15 mile bike ride. Thanks for inspiring all of us Jeff. Now if I could just get the house cleaned!


  5. Kris will help you gain a bit of that back I imagine. I ALSO wonder how much that facial hair weighed!!! So proud of your accomplishment.


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