I’m so glad I waited 1 day for the rain to pass….today was totally amazing !!! The shuttle dropped 8 of us off at the ranger station base of Katahdin… I was first to get my pass to climb and I was outta the gate….I flew up that mountain I was so pumped… Probably didn’t look like that with the tracker but I hauled. Next time I saw the other seven hikers who were all southbounders I was on my way back down. They were on their way up…huffing and puffing on day 1 for them. When I approached the summit I didn’t think I would lose it but after I asked another hiker to take pics of my moment,,,, I lost it !! There was about 20 people there and my sobbing got everyones attention…and after I did my thing on the sign I actually got an applause from the group…which didn’t help my blubbering at all…. I took about half an hr to sit and reflect…answered some questions and just regained myself. The hike back down was quiet for me and passed quickly. I hitched out of the park with two rides….and it was over…just like that!!
A journeys end and a dream realized!!!!