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Dan Welch
City: Durham
State: North Carolina
Begins: Apr 1, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Sep 5th, 2014
Start: Hart's Pass - Mile 2630
End: Canadian Border - Mile 2660
Entry Lat: 49.00260254
Entry Lng: -120.8035148

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 1,005
Journal Visits: 84,082
Guestbook Views: 6,040
Guestbook Entrys: 57

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A Happy Camper Waving the Canadian Flag


Today was a 30 miler, but some of the easiest walking yet. The thought of
reaching Canada by the end of the day was enough to keep me going
throughout the day. Most of the day I was hiking northwards seeing
mountains in the distance that I knew were in Canada.

Don't get me wrong. The scenery was great and so was the trail. There
were several ridge walks where the views were terrific. But today my
thoughts were mostly on completing this trek.

I had left camp earliest and by 4:30 was within a half mile of the border.
I stopped and waited for Daniel, Red, and Whitewater to arrive and then we
marched to the border together.

Once there, we took pictures (of course) and made toasts with our various
beverages (of course.) I had some Glenlivet scotch and a half liter of
boxed wine as backup. After 30 minutes of conversation mostly centered
around, "I can't believe we're really here!" we packed up and headed to a
campsite just a quarter mile away.

What an amazing feeling of satisfaction! I was grinning most if the


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