As I prepare to head out across the Sagamore Bridge for the final leg of my Masswalk 2017 hike across Massachusetts this weekend, crossing Cape Cod poses new logistical challenges that I hope someone can help me with. It will take me about three weekends to cross Cape Cod by foot. My first stop will be this Saturday in the mid-Cape area of Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Hyannis.
I’m looking for some place where I can pitch a small tent overnight. Because of the length of my walks and the time it takes I am usually on the road by 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. the next morning. If you or your family knows someone that will allow me to pitch a tent in their backyard for the night I would be very grateful. Most camp grounds and hostels on the Cape are in the Outer Cape area.
Here’s my hiking schedule for the next four weekends.
Saturday August 26 – Mid Cape Cod (Barnstable, Yarmouth, Hyannis area)
Saturday September 9 – Nickerson State Park
Saturday September 16 – Outer Cape (Truro, Wellfleet, Provincetown areas)
Saturday September 23 – Provincetown (if necessary)