So, there have been a couple milestones that we have crossed recently. When we hit 218.4 miles to go we had done 90% of the trail. And we also went under 200 miles this week. WOOT! The end is getting nearer!
As the end draws near though we are finding our mental fortitude sagging. Maine is a rugged state and it is hard. There are lots of ups and downs and steep parts and roots and mud…the list goes on. So we are tired of all these hard things and are ready to get into a place where we don’t have to think about hiking the next day. I know all trip I have been sleep deprived (and not just because of people snoring) and I won’t catch up until I have this huge goal done. I may sleep for a week! So, I am fighting these emotional lows as we get closer to the summit of Katahdin. I am ready to be done. But, I will finish unless something drastic happens.
There are good days too, September 11 was gorgeous! Fall is in the air and the sun is shining. The temps are dipping into the 30’s for the night and it is hard to get out of the tent in the morning. Thankfully we were in Stratton ME for some of the colder nights. The weather is beautiful for hiking. 🙂 I love fall. And I hear that the mountains will turn into a colorful patchwork as the leaves turn. I am looking forward to that!