It has been 21 days since I have been home. 21 days. I figured it was time to write a follow up post about being back home and adjusting to the "real world"... Difficult. Is pretty much how I can answer that question. For the first week I cried everyday. Simple things, simple doings. With… Continue reading Growth.
August 29, 2017 7:24 PM Day 151 This morning I woke up and had a sorrow feeling creeping around in my stomach. I quickly pushed it away. No Stop, I don't want to do this. I woke up earlier than expected... I get the chance to sleep in and naturally can't. Luckily Alex was awake… Continue reading Day 151: A Day Full of Tears.
August 28, 2017 8:57 PM Total Miles: 2190 Day 150 Today is the day. Today is the last day of an adventure I have dreamed about for years. We woke up to a normal chilly Maine August morning. We all acted like the morning was a normal one, but in the back of everyone's head… Continue reading Day 150: I Did It.
August 27, 2017 8:01 PM Total Miles: 2185 Day 148 Today we woke up with energy. We had 15 miles to get out of the 100 mile wilderness. 15 miles to Abol bridge where there was a store for resupply and a restaurant. Town food... Yum yum yum! Planner and I hiked together and spent… Continue reading Day 149: Katahdin Here I Come.
August 25, 2017 8:30 PM Total Miles: 2159 Day 146 Finally! A good nights rest. I woke up this morning to Woodpile thrashing about at 6:00 sharp. What is this fool doing?! Woodpile, let me tell you...is the laziest, fastest hiker I have ever met. He will say so himself too. Therefore, he is never… Continue reading Day 147: Hello Sandy Beaches.
August 23, 2017 7:19 PM Total Miles: 2113 Day 144 Shuttle back to trail and our first sign is for the 100 mile wilderness. We all laughed at the sign that said we needed 10 days of food. For section hikers maybe but we planned for five maybe six days, (lord I couldn't imagine packing… Continue reading Day 145: The 100 Mile Wilderness.
August 21, 2017 7:42 PM Total Miles: 2074 Day 142 Hiking Thoughts: I hope everyone gets to say they have lived their dream. Whether for a long time or a short time, I hope each and every person gets to experience their own wild dreams of traveling to Italy, being a drummer in a band,… Continue reading Day 143: Living The Dream.
August 19, 2017 4:54 PM Total Miles: 2038 Day 140 Slept in till about 6:30. Getting outside my sleeping bag seemed impossible. Way too cold. Today was an easy terrain day. Flat flat flat plus 2 baby hills. I can do that. I can totally do that. It started to rain on us off and… Continue reading Day 141: Our last nero.
August 17, 2017 8:14 PM Total Miles: 2016 Day 138 Started this morning out with heavy fog. Dang it. It felt like rain was creeping in since we could not see around us. Today was loaded with gradual ups and steep, rocky downs. The trail is rocky, muddy, and rooty (Lets pretend that's a word)… Continue reading Day 139: 2000 miles down and 190 to go!
August 15, 2017 7:34 PM Total Miles: 1980 Day 136 Slept marvelously last night. I absolutely love my tent. The temperature was cold this morning. Its so strange being further up north for the summer. I'm so used to being in Kansas and having scorching hot summer days. The terrain today was a little bit… Continue reading Day 137: The Trail Provides.