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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

On September 11th, 2017, I climbed to the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine and fulfilled my lifelong dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. During my six-month, 2,189-mile journey, there wasn’t a single step in which I wasn’t keenly aware that there were thousands of people working behind the scenes to make my hike possible. I would like to now publicly thank these people.

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Day 190 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 190 on the Appalachian Trail

I could have easily just slept in late this morning and headed home but there was one more mountain that I needed to climb. The truth be told, I was a little apprehensive about that climb. Baxter Peak on Mount Katahdin is only 5.2-miles down the trail, but those miles...

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Day 189 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 189 on the Appalachian Trail

I spent some time yesterday and today in an unsuccessful bid to find a spot with some cell service around Abol Bridge. I’m assuming my wife and my sister made it to Millinocket, ME, yesterday, but I have not been able to confirm their arrival. Our plan, discussed...

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Day 188 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 188 on the Appalachian Trail

What is wrong with me? Today I’m exiting the 100-Mile Wilderness and I should be jubilant, but I’m not. There is a palpable air of excitement surrounding the other hikers who are camped here that I do not share or understand. I’m happy that in less than 36-hours I...

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Day 187 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 187 on the Appalachian Trail

While we were gathering for breakfast at the White House Landing, Bill told us that he had earlier seen a bull moose down by the water, so I walked over to where he said he had seen it, to determine if it was still there. I have already seen several moose along the...

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