Appalachian Trail Happiness: On the Road Again
So in the morning I board a train for Harpers Ferry and then Thursday morning I start the end of my Appalachian Trail adventure. I’ll be walking from Harpers Ferry to Kent Connecticut, where I ended my southern hike a few weeks ago. I have a little over 300 miles to go to wrap up the 1200 miles I want to accomplish.
I expect that I’ll do around 12 miles a day, not a blistering pace on some of the flattest part of the trail, but it will be enough to allow me to finish up by the end of September. Looking forward to getting back to it. Hard to explain what life is like being on the trail, but it’s good and simple and there’s a connection you develop to being out there.
It’s also bittersweet, I have friends completing there thru-hikes almost daily now in Maine. I’m so happy for them, a tad bit jealous, but proud of what they have accomplished. Proud of what I’ve done as well, but it’s hard not to compare yourself to folks you started with way back in March on rainy cold days in the Georgia hills.
Lots of happy days since then my friends ~ Rev Kane