15.3 miles, 44,679 steps, 587 stories climbed
2025.1/172.9 miles/left, 5,406,218 steps, 48,592 stories climbed
Trail Magic Moments: 65
Silver and I had a much later start than normal. We had to wait for the woman running the motel to return to work to give us a ride to the trailhead so, we didn’t make it there until around 9am. She was nice enough to give us the lift for free however instead of the $5 she normally charges.
We quickly ran in to Crane and his father Piano Man (didn’t get to ask him how he got that name). He picked a rough area and day to start. The weather today was hot and humid and there was a great deal of climbing and descending mountains.
Silver and I hiked the whole day together, talking about everything from philosophy to old school video games…and of course food. He told me his stomach was telling him it was dinner time, I told him the only time my stomach doesn’t think it’s dinner time is when it thinks it’s dessert time.
Today was one of the last days of climbing. There are no more mountains over 4000ft until we reach Katahdin and we only have one more climb over the 3000ft mark.
If any of you remember one of my first traveling partners Sycamore, he told me that he summited Katahdin on July 2nd thus completing his triple crown of the PCT, CDT and AT! It is an incredible feat and I wish I could have been there to celebrate with him. He plans to continue on hiking north and doing as much of the International Appalachian Trail as the weather will permit him. Incredible!