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Aspen
City: Greene
State: Maine
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 15, 2010
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Sep 22nd, 2010
Start: Hurd Brook Lean-to 7:30am
End: Katahdin Stream Campground 1:30pm
Daily Distance: 13.4
Trip Distance: 1,013.0

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Entry Visits: 230
Journal Visits: 19,140
Guestbook Views: 1,380
Guestbook Entrys: 77

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Day 190 - Into Baxter

I walked into Baxter State Park perplexed on how I actually go there. Did I really walk here, I thought to myself. Had I actually covered each step, my foot touching every bit of earth from Georgia's red warm clay to Maine's pine needle covered soil? Had these short but now very strong legs really carried me and everything I needed to survive in the wilderness for 6 plus months? Although the answers are all yes, it hasn't quite sunk in yet. What I thought would feel like great pride and conquer are humbled by a emotional silence.




I am currently trying to debrief myself as I wait for my family and friends to arrive. Only 5.2 miles left of my thru-hike, only my climb up Katahdin. We will summit this Sunday. Ahh!

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Little Aspen's AT Adventures

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is more than 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia. Conceived in 1921 and first completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded, pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Learn more: www.appalachiantrail.org

 

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