I have finally summited Mt Katahdin! In 2015 I was unable to make it all the way to the top due to weather and just being in pain. I chose to not put myself or rangers in danger, so I reluctantly turned around. While it hurt at the time to walk away, I know I did what was right. This time I was able to make it all the way up to the summit. It was surreal. I was humbled and yet so very proud. We started the day off in pretty dense fog, but then the clouds parted and we were able to see for miles. The views were just spectacular!!
The 100-Mile Wilderness
Even though I had already hiked the wilderness once before it still kicked my butt. But, by the same token, it is some of the most beautiful section I’ve ever seen. The weather was absolutely awesome while we were in the wilderness with only one day of rain. We did not have a view from Whitecap though, and I’m still wanting to see a view from there.
Harpers Ferry, Rerun
We are in Harpers Ferry for the second time after spending a long weekend with my husband and some of his family. We were ble to have a personal tour of Dulles Airforce Smithsonian Museum as my husband’s brother is a guide and flew F 4 Phantoms II, so he knows a ton about the aircraft. We will be heading out in the morning early; as we are facing some very high temperatures. We will hike early, rest in the middle of the day, then hike in the early evening. We will have a couple more days of high temperatures and then we should get a break. We are looking forward to being in the southern states—not because the trail is any easier, but it’s because we are more than halfway done!
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