Posted by: alleghenytrailrun | August 28, 2008

Day 1: 8/28/2008. 1635. Sent by Kavara Vaughn.

Kavara called me at 4:39 p.m.

At 4:35 p.m. the boys reached mile 63.4. Adam and Bradley are not wasting time in the make-shift mobile aid stations. They are consistently in and out in minutes. The rain has stopped, the air is cool with mild humidity.

On this last leg of the ALT the boys were joined by a group of 5 middle school children, one of which was wearing jeans. As Casseday and Mongold ran by, “…the kids sprang from the back of a pick-up truck and began to run with the [duo]. Bradley was a good adult and didn’t share his ‘cocaine’ with the middle schoolers,” stated Kavara.

The boys are now running on rough jeep roads which prevent the crew from following. The current crew consists of Francis and Kavara in Bradley’s truck, and Kadra in Adam’s van. It sounds like Grumpy Wayne will join them later; he is currently grumpy at work.

Kavara is planning on running with Adam and Bradley as they proceed to Lead Mine Road near Davis, West Virginia.

Kavara said the crew wished they had some of Quatro’s bourbon.



  1. 64 miles already!! You boys rock!!!! You are doing great. This is such a cool adventure to be on. Keep it up!!!!!!

  2. Keep in mind that a bunch of elementary and high school teachers, some of whom were Bradley’s former teachers are reading this blog. I’m sure they are proud that you aren’t sharing your cocaine, but they may be somewhat worried about the baby diet. In any case, since I know he is the absolute opposite of a druggie or child killer, may I say how intensely proud I am of what both of them have accomplished so far today! Thank-you also for keeping us so well informed, you guys. It’s exciting!!!

  3. GREAT JOB GUYS!!! I am so proud of you. I wish I could be there to help crew you in this awesome endeavor and unforgetable adventure. Keep up the great work. You’re in my thoughts and prayers,
    Jenny Anderson

  4. Great first day AB. Hope you are relaxing in Davis now sharing stories of day one and maybe having Wonderboy and Gene rubbing your feet. Wait, they shouldn’t be sore yet, it was only a puny 70 miles! Way to go guys.
    Smokin’ Bill pointed out to me last night that a year ago today we started the first Appalachian Crossing….hmmmm maybe the winds of August do something to a long distance runner.
    See you Sunday.

  5. Kavara, please pass this onto the boys for day 2

    “”We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” – Will Rogers”

    Adam and Bradley are the heroes!! And we are all clapping as they run by!!

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