Monday, October 3, 2011

Photo Finish

It is with great pride that share these photos sent to me by my father and mother today. They did it!

Double Check reaches the summit


Trolley Stop finally stops!

Julie, Rob, and Dagny celebrate in memory of their dad, Buffalo Bobby.

Two weary hikers

Trolley Stop wants to know where the beer is.

Ahhh, champagne will do!

Wet boots, wet socks, doesn't matter anymore!



  1. Congratulations! This is an amazing accomplishment. I will miss reading your posts. May your future be better because of your experience on the trail.

    The picture of Bobby Buffalo's children at the summit is special. I pray that his family will have peace, comfort, and strength in the days and weeks ahead.


  2. Congratulations Mr. Gorey! It has been great to share in your adventures. I hope that you blend back into non-trail life well. Congrats again!

    -Heather (Schaeffer) Buescher

  3. It is hard to put into words my happiness tonight. I have been praying for 7 months that you would be safe on this adventure. You are the best birthday present I ever got; and, on this day, I am as happy as I was on that day! Welcome home! Rita

  4. Welcome Home and Congratulations!!! Great job! You Did It! You showed us all this, and more: Nothing's Impossible! Live Now! Dreams Do Come True! Just Do It! The Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step! No Fear! Keep On The Sunny Side! Be The Best That You Can Be! Dream Big! Keep Your Eye On The Prize! I'm Worth It! I Know I Can! You truly are a gift to us, Uncle Rog, and I could not be more happy or proud at this moment that I share your genes! Congratulations on fulfilling your dream! Love Deb & Ken.

  5. Too amazing! It's been great fun virtual hiking with you - I can't imagine what it must have been like really out there. Inspiration doesn't do it justice. Thanks for including us!

  6. Trolley Stop ... Very sorry to hear of Buffalo Bobby's passing. The Knife's Edge is a special place. May Bobby rest in peace. Bill in The Black bmw. (Manchester)

  7. Congratulations Trolly Stop. A job well done. Thanks for including us on your journey.

  8. Congratulations. I'm sorry we couldn't meet up in Damascus, I really wanted to hear your trail experiences firsthand. I've enjoyed reading the blog however, sounds like you really got the most out of your journey, and I'm glad I could be of some small help. Congratulations again, you earned it.
    Drew Murphy