Week 19: Are We There Yet??
Less than 500 miles. Two states left. It seems surreal that that amounts to what I have betweenand Katahdin and me. However, as I sit so close and yet so far away I’m ready to be finished. I thought I wouldn’t be ready for it, that I would want to hike forever. And that is untrue.
They warn you of the stench, the rocks. Others seem almost gleeful to remind you of the tortures ahead. “Oh, you think the mud of Vermont is bad, just wait until Maine. It’s way worse there.” And yet these forewarnings don’t prepare you for the reality. Everything I have smells SO bad. I smell. My sleeping bag smells. My pack smells. My sleeping pad smells. My JetBoil smells. Should I continue? I feel like you get the idea. It’s not a BO smell. It resembles garbage that’s been sitting in the sun all day. Sweet, yet foul. I think years from now the stench that is me will haunt my dreams.
However, I don’t want you to think that my life is miserable. It’s not. I’m living the dream, the stinky, tiring, phenomenal dream. Birthday month continues. So what has happened since my last post? Seems like a phenomenal time for a photo montage.
What a long photo montage leaving me both exhausted and wanting to join my friends.
Wanting to send love? Before I’d like to send a thank you for everyone who has sent a birthday package, Spoonie & Will, The Mother, Stubbs, Maggie, & Auntie E & Dougie G.
Love can be mailed to:
Molly Bybee; General Delivery; Lincoln NH 03251; Please hold for AT hiker; ETA 08/01
Molly Bybee; C/o White Mountain Lodge & Hostel; 592 State Rte 2; Shelburne, NH 03582; Please hold for AT hiker; ETA 08/04
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