I’m so proud of him for making it to the top–where’s he standing in this picture, 99% of Americans will never stand.
I’ve enjoyed hearing his stories about trail magic, characters he met during his travels, a new found friendship in Jon (his hiking partner), and all of the things he accomplished and loved about hiking in Maine.
I am married to a section hiker of the Appalachian trail. I wonder how long it will be before I’ll officially be married to a thru-hiker of the AT? Hopefully it will be awhile before he decides to embark on that journey.
(note: section hikers hike one section at a time and take time off in between sections; thru-hikers hike the entire trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine without leaving the trail. That 2,100 mile+ journey takes about 5 months.)