Monday, April 25, 2011

Mount Katahdin-Baxter State Park

Here is a picture of Mount Katahdin, the final mountain we will climb in Maine. This picture is current through a webcam from the following website: I sure hope it's not snow covered when we get there in August! But boy is it beautiful!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2 weeks people!

I finished my last day of classes ever yesterday, and rewarded myself by watching a National Geographic documentary of the Appalachian Trail. And then it hit me. 2 weeks. 2 weeks left to sleep on a mattress. 14 showers left. 14 options for clothing outfits. 2 weeks worth of food on a plate at a table. This is serious. This is so darn exciting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3 weeks till we hit the trail!

It's seems so close yet so far away! So much to do, but in the long run-not that much at all. 
Here are some of the things I am looking forward to:  

I'm ready to live out of my pack

I'm ready to follow the white blazes for 2200 miles!

I'm ready to live in my "spacious" tent

I'm ready to spend quality time with my brother!

Monday, April 11, 2011

and so we go

"keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble upon something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. i never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down."
(Charles F. Kettering)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nearing the one-month mark

Get this: In 28 days, I graduate college. In 31 days, we drive to Virginia. In 32 days, we start our flip-flop thru hike. Wow. Is that crazy or what? I fall asleep dreaming about the trail. I wake up and shower, thinking that soon, my showers will be in a creek. I eat each meal knowing that I will soon survive on pasta and rice. It's all coming so so soon!