End Game

4 July 2014 (Day 122) – Monson, ME is the last town near the Trail before the Hundred Mile Wilderness (HMW). For Southbound (SOBO) hikers, it’s their first opportunity to get off the Trail, shower, resupply, and sleep in a real bed. Most SOBOs take 10 days to transition the HMW. They need the shower!

Northbounders (NOBO) will use the same town amenities, but we will only need 5 – 6 days to transition the HMW. We’re conditioned for longer miles and the pull of Mount Katahdin is undeniable.

Unless the weather impacts my hike, I should complete this adventure on 12 July 2014. I won’t have phone connectivity so the next time you will hear from me, I will have summited Mount Katahdin. Wish me luck.

I passed 2000 miles this past week. Twice. There are multiple locations along the Trail which proclaim the 2000 mile mark. In truth, neither is correct. I don’t care, it felt good to see it in writing. Both times.

Current Location: Monson, ME
Map Location:
Miles Hiked: 2070.8
Miles Remaining: 114.5

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6 Responses to End Game

  1. Ron says:

    Awesome news, Tom! Very excited for you….wish I could be there to see you finish. Talk to you again soon.


  2. atully17 says:

    Woot, woot!! Proud moments ALL along the way. I’m stoked for you!! Enjoy it all. Take it all in. And congrats… This experience will always be with you. Nothing new and profound to tell you. Never be afraid to talk about the experience, even if no one else around you ‘gets’ it. They won’t! 😉 but it’ll do you well to remember through stories years from now.


  3. Peter says:

    Awesome Tom!! Good luck in the woods!!


  4. Gretchen says:

    Wow. What else can I say? 🙂


  5. Jackie says:

    Awesome!!! Happy 4th 😉


  6. Terry Windmiller says:

    Tom- Awesome news! Though quiet I have tracked you incredible adventure. I am thrilled that you are just about to finish. This will be a story for the ages. Well earned. When this is all completed and you have recovered, I look forward to sharing meal and listening to your tale.


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