Tuesday, August 6, 2013
I plan to get out and hike some of my favorite sections of Maine in the next few months, but plan to do then on 2-4 day trips.
This trip has been amazing. thanks for all you interest and support. Kaboose
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Miles hikes 11
What a great day. Mrs kaboose dropped us off at the Vermont/New Hampshire border and hiked with us for a little way in Hanover. We saw the beginning of the shrinners parade in town. I could tell we have been off the trail and was grateful for the mild terain. We meet Teacher and Snacktime from white blaze doing trail magic (thank).
When we hiked into the shelter we heard a loud yell, it was coach lou who we saw in Virginia. He immediately took a picture of Sassafras and sent it to hikerboy who we started the trail with, to let him know we are back on the trail. In a few minutes Jacko from Australia walked in. We started on springer with jacko and his son the invisible man. What a small world.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Sassafras's feet are better and she wants to get back on the trail. Tomorrow Mrs Kaboose will drop us off at the Vermont, New Hampshire border and we will attempt to hike north to Route 2 just before the Maine border. Sassafras calculated that since she has hiked from Route 2 on the A.T. all the way to the summit of Katahdin, she will have 312 miles left to complete the A.T. If all goes well we we can complete those miles next year. We did not complete a thru hike, but are happy with what we have accomplished.
We all want to thank everyone who help support Sassafras's hike for hunger. The last tally shows $1819 donated to the New Gloucester food bank in support of Sassafras's hike.
Friday, July 12, 2013
I am on a bus going home to Maine. I have been on the trail almost four months and hiking without Sassafras is not what I want to be doing at rhis time in my life. I wanf to be home with my family. The separation has been hard on both my wife and I.
I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. I apologies if I have let anyone down. Kaboose
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Miles hiked 6.4
Total miles 1405.8
Today was my first day on the trail without Sassafras. It was tough emotional. I miss her very much, but I know her feet need at least two more weeks at home to heal and more important she is happy at home and already has the rest of her supper planed. She already met with her principal and she is doing work to help get all caught up with school, so her reentry at school will be much easier. I miss my wife very much as well, but we both are committed to having me complete this thru hike. I am blessed in having such a wonderful family.
My sister who just happened to be visiting from New York gave me a ride back to the trail. (Thanks Wanda) I am at a pavilion at the Graymoor monastery. The place is beautiful and very peaceful. It is a good place for me to be tonight. There are several other thru hikers here tonight. They seem very nice. I had not met any of them before. It looks like I will be with a new group after being off trail for a week. So much seems new. This is a whole new chapter in our adventure. Kaboose
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013