Appalachian Trail Anniversary!
This time, last year, I set out on the AT thinking I was just going to hike the trail and move onto the next venture of life. I soon realized there was soooooo much more to the equation. The AT isn’t about hiking… its about finding a way to laugh when your feet are soggy, about cheering when you find a trash can, about sharing your last two squares of toilet paper. Even more so… it is about the people. I have had so many individuals offer up their cars, homes, showers, wallets, you name it—and the best part is that they had no mal or misleading intentions. I have danced under the stars, napped on mountaintops, and eaten more oatmeal than one should eat in a lifetime. To this, I simply say I have so much to pay forward and remember that attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. So, ADVENTURE ON! sending my love to fellow AT hikers! Oh and a quick side note, my next adventure commences May 2—Alaska here I come!
Hi Kate; Have you completed the hike and if so,what is your next adventure?I have enjoyed your blog and especially the pics;I realized that I am somewhat isolated by not traveling and seeing other places.If you have finished your journey I guess it was sort of a bittersweet feeling;happy you had accomplished such a venture and sad about not meeting new people and places. Anyway,let us know what your status is.
Richard in N.C.Hi Richard! I made it!! It was the time of my life. Absolutely insane that I’ve been out there since April! Thank you so much for helping us along our way :) it is people, angels!, like yourself that made this adventure. I have stories for days about everyone who has helped out or reached out to us in some way. I’m not sure what my next adventure is yet but stay tuned! I think it’s near impossible to sit put at this point. I can’t wait to get started with something new, meet new people, see new places. We will keep in touch :) ill let the boys know you say hello. God bless
I have a tremendous amount of updating to do! Sorry for the anticipation. I have been in the woods for the last 9 days as I ventured through the 100 miles of wilderness and across the last trek up to Mount Katahdin. —and yes, that made for 9 days without a shower, and of course I still smell like lilacs ;) I’ll do my best to replay the events of the past 2 weeks as I make the long, less invigorating trek home. Sending love and soon pictures/stories.
This is it…
Hi everyone!! Pictures to come in a week or sooooo. Sorry for the lapse, but I just got into the 100 miles of wilderness and need to reserve my phone battery for the next week!!
How I’m feeling… Excited and nervous, accomplished and sad… It’s a back and forth wash of emotions but I always love change so I take it with a smile. I am coming to terms with this adventure ending as I look forward to wine and a dance party with Gwen, dinner and story time with Scotty and Crystal :), my mum and pops giving me back rubs and feeding me lots of food (right?) haha, playing with my pups, celebrating mister and misses Stolicker, and saying hi to my cheering section at the Stone Lodge. I love you all. Stay toned for a recap. Oxoxox. Sending so much love. Also, Natalie… I haven’t forgotten about that back rub you mentioned either… Love you!!
Katahdin here I come!
Last 120 miles… Absolutely insane. I will try to update in my final AT town tomorrow. Sorry it’s been a little lacking, I’ve been low on phone battery and wrapped up while trying to absorb every ounce of the trail that is left. Love you all. Adventure on. :)