Sunday, April 27, 2008

Maupin Field Shelter gang.jpg

Maupin Field Shelter gang.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 53: 4/26.Officially did 18.2 miles over some tough terrain today in temps in the 80-90's. The trail formed a V today. Went from 4000 ft atop of the Priest down to 970 ft then back up to 3970 ft up 3 ridges mnt. Ouch. The toughest day yet.

I am 829.7 miles from Springer & 1344.3 miles from Katahdin.

At the top of 3 ridges, I met Blue & Chad. They are 2 weekenders out on the trail. Great guys. They are in the Coast Guard (not like the movie..Guardian). They still have about 10 more weeks of training, then they will be sent to there stations. Chad is wanting to hike the AT someday. Thanks again for the fellowship and GORP. Lord willing I will be done in 10 weeks. God bless & text me any time u want.

Also in the picture are Daniel, Matt & Gary, who all out for the weekend too. Great getting to know ya guys.

Getting to meet the people on the trail has definetly been the best part. God has made us relational beings. eh!