12 July 2014 (Day 129) – 2185.3 miles. 14 States. 129 days. My Appalachian Trail thru-hike ended on the summit of Mt Katahdin, Maine on a glorious, bluebird day.
By far, this adventure has been the most challenging thing I have ever done. I physically hurt all over but the feeling of accomplishment is overwhelming. The euphoria I felt as I approached the summit sign was worth every mile walked. Tears were flowing freely during the last 25 feet. It felt great!
I will spend the rest of the summer recuperating and regaining some of the 35 lbs. I lost. Give me a few days and I will post a few more thoughts and pictures.
A “Thank you!” to everyone who supported me on this adventure! Your support got me through the hard times and I sincerely appreciate it. Knowing you were behind me made all the difference.
Current Location: Mt Katahdin, ME. Northern terminus for the AT. Miles Hiked: 2185.3
Miles Remaining: 0.0 (woot!)