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.)|
|Steel hand holds for the 'trickier' parts!|
|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
|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'|
|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!