We’re back on the trail. We’re feeling a lot better, and we were able to get in some pretty good miles, so we appreciate everyone’s prayers.
We’re in Stratton, Maine—the 1,996-mile mark. Tomorrow we’ll cross over 2,000 miles! We’ve got to get to 2,184, so it looks like we’ll be done around August 10 or 11 and back in the Pittsburgh area somewhere around August 15 after spending a few days with my mom and sister.
We’ve really enjoyed the last few days of hiking. We’re starting to come across a lot of ponds, lakes, and streams as the terrain is changing. We’ve still done some tough mountain ranges, including Saddleback, which was just beautiful. We have a big mountain range to do today—Bigelow Mountain and Avery Peak. Then we descend down, and it really flattens out until we get to Mount Katahdin. We’re looking forward to the more level ground and coming across more ponds and streams.
We’re making good progress, and we’re looking forward to summiting Mount Katahdin—the highest mountain in Maine at 5,268 feet.
Urban Impact is in the process of putting together a post-hike celebration, and that’s going to be on August 16 at Christ Church at Grove Farm. I’m not sure of the time yet, but be on the lookout for an e-mail from Urban Impact with the details. As soon as I get more details, I’ll let you all know as well.
We’re going to continue to march on and get ‘er done! Thanks for your prayers. I’ll write an update when we get to Monson, Maine, which will be in four days.
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