Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Final Leg!!


Too bad the whole trail wasn't like this!

Pouring on the coals......go to get this thing done! 

Encouraging news.....1900 miles done

Sharing a shelter with a couple from East Germany

The AT ferry......across the 'Kennebec' river....(for a fee of course)

An other pleasant morning on the trail

2100 miles done....only 81 to go!


Mt Katahdin.....The final climb ....5267'  .....(4200' elevation gain.)

Not an easy climb.......very cold and very windy to boot!

Steel hand holds for the 'trickier' parts!

Finally....The Summit!....DONE!!

A Champagne toast!!....At long last!

Ceremonial dumping of the boots!

Finished the trail Sept 12th - 2181 miles done!!

- Continued up into the Maritimes for some unfinished business

and then started heading for home!


Sandy and I headed for Acadia National Park for a week while
 Darrell was working his way through the 'hundred mile wilderness'
(lobster floats above)

Hoisting the sails on the 'Margaret Todd'
for a 'three hour tour'

The 'Margaret Todd....a four masted schooner typical of days gone by!

The celebratory 'Summit' Dinner!!......Lobster!!

Unfortunately Darrell doesn't like Lobster?.....(who knew??)

 Then on to Nova Scotia for another attempt on it's high point
'White Hill'

A slightly 'soggy' part of the trail!
The ranger's cabin at 15 km ......(Turn around point for Sandy and I)
DA attempt last 8km by himself but could not find the trail and returns to cabin..
 Skunked again......approx. 4 km still to go....some other time perhaps?

But we did see a Moose!!!!


On to PEI via the 'Confederation Bridge'....Longest bridge in the world.....13km

To visit the 'Anne of Green gables' homestead

Then on to the New Brunswick 'High  Point'
Mt Carlton.....2690'

Success this time.....check that one off!


Back to civilization......Toronto traffic........16 lanes of traffic!
A Brief visit to Niagara Falls and then the long drive
home via the USA...under the great lakes.
To the Badlands and Mt Rushmore

Next up to Canada to visit Family

 Till Next Post!


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