My thru hiker friends are posting their summit photos from their ascents of Mt. Katahdin three years ago. Every day, there's another one on Facebook as people remember their summit day and the tremendous accomplishment of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. And this morning I was interviewed by Melissa Foster Cook for her Virtual Girls' Night Out - all about my Appalachian Trail Thru Hike! I'll tell you at the end how you can hear the call. I'm enjoyed it tremendously- I love sharing stories and insights from my trip!
Best of all, I'm about to launch a program for women who want to hike the Appalachian Trail that I'm so excited about I keep putting it off because I want it to be just right, but I'm going to have to go ahead and put it out there soon!! Keep your eyes peeled for a new page here (tomorrow, I hope!) called "Wild and White Blazing" - a virtual campfire for women to learn about hiking the AT. Yay!
In honor of hiking being on my mind, here's a game I love to play that I haven't played in a while: Where was I three years ago today? Let's peek at my AT journal and see:
I woke up on the shores of East Carry Pond in Maine. I'd pitched my tent on a tiny beach all alone so I could watch the sun rise. There was no one else around, except one other hiker camping in the woods a couple of tenths of a mile away. That morning I wrote, "A beautiful night and morning at the pond. Such a clear night with stars and the moon rising later. Magical to see the beach lit by moonlight. Loons and coyotes calling - echoing across the pond. Then a golden sky in the morning and mist across the pond, and ducks swimming by doing their morning routine."
That day I also crossed the Kennebec River. There's a ferry guy in a canoe to take you across because the river is too dangerous to ford. There's even a white blaze (the marking for the Appalachian Trail) inside the canoe! Goodness, I was happy, even when the trail was really hard and full of rocks and roots.
What an incredible journey it was. And September 10 was one beautiful day in Maine.
So if you're interested in hearing Melissa's interview with me, you can sign up here - click the box and it will take you to the sign up page! The call will be available September 19.