Monday, October 3, 2011

Journal Entry # 188

Sunday, October 2 - Day 192 - Mile 2175.8 - At the base of Katahdin

Double Check & I did the last section of the trail from Abol Bridge to the base of the climb up Katahdin.
Only about 5 more miles...straight up.

The weather was misty and overcast most of the day so we missed out seeing the brilliance of the fall colors on this beautiful section of trail.

We had two fords, which for me, were difficult. In fact I lost one of my hiking poles in the first.  These were evidently possible rock hops before the heavy rain we got yesterday but today they were flowing strong.
Double Check's Dad took us to the trailhead early this morning and Jane picked us up around 1:00 PM. Pretty easy day.

Tomorrow several thru hikers will summit along with us. Buffalo Bobby's three children will summit for their Dad,  as well, with the help of Hopper & Bismarck. We'll all hopefully meet afterwards for a traditional ice cream back at the Appalachian Cafe and write our names on the wall.

The end of this adventure is at hand.  News of the final climb to follow.

We leave at 5:30 AM so sleep is in order.

Love, Peace, Joy & Hope,
Trolley Stop

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