Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #16

When we last left Adventure Girl, she was so close to Maine. So very close. And now? Adventure Girl has entered the great State of Maine!

The countdown clock was started and continues to tick with a seemingly increasing speed. With just over 10 days remaining on her journey, Adventure Girl has the end of the tunnel in her sight. With mixed emotions, she continues her journey step by step.

I’m not sure what I’ll do, once Adventure Girl reaches the finish line. Perhaps I’ll stalk her adventure as a freshman in college. Nah, some things are best left private.

Adventure Girl and her Dad in Maine, Picture taken on July 10th

Late on July 9th, Adventure Girl wrote, “I made it to Maine!! It’s nuts that i have less then 300 miles left. Just over 2 more weeks on the trail. It’s bitter sweet, I am ready to reach Katahdin, but at the same time I don’t think I am ready for the trip to be over. I am still meeting and hiking with new people even this far up the trail. It is really a cool experience. Only a few more trail towns and resupplies left then its back to the non-poptart breakfast. I am SO ready for that. Real and fresh foods sound amazing right now. I hope everyone is finding a way to beat the heat! Enjoy the summer sun!”

While Adventure Girl hikes, her Dad is vacationing in Amherst Shore, Nova Scotia. While vacationing, he is pacing. Back and forth. Back and forth. Adventure Girl’s Dad was with her when she climbed her first mountain on the AT, and he would like to be there when she climbs the last mountain.

Time is critical, as Adventure Girl’s Dad needs to be home in Atlanta by the night of July 28th. Along with the time clock, the days seem to be passing with an increased speed. Adventure Girl is hoping to make to the final mountain by July 27th, so she can climb it with her Dad.

On July 14th, Adventure Girl wrote, “Still on track for the 27th.  We have pulled a few big days and now have enough miles in the bank for a zero day in Monson.  Staying in Straton tonight after a 20 miler today and a 23 yesterday.  Less than 200 miles left!  And tomorrow I will join the 2,000 mile club.  Whoo!!”

With less than two weeks remaining, I’m guessing this is the next to last update before Adventure Girl reaches Mt. Katahdin and ends her trail adventure. Adventure Girl’s Dad confirmed she has mixed feelings when he mentioned she told him she is excited about her accomplishment but sad she is nearing the end.

Below is where AG was located this morning, July 15th, 2011.

Adventure Girl .. making it through Maine
Close-up of AG in Maine

10 thoughts on “Adventure Girl’s Trail Tales: Update #16

  1. I can only imagine her view of the water. The maps are a great visual.
    What will be next after this? Still looking forward to the very last post.
    Summer 2011 will be remembered for this remarkable journey.

    1. I wonder why I had to ‘approve’ your comment, Georgette. Did you get a new email address?
      I thought the fact that she was so close to the water was incredible, hence I shard it. Funny that you specifically noted it. I can only imagine what the view looked like in person.
      I can’t believe she is almost done, Georgette. I’m glad you’ve made the journey with ‘us’.

  2. This is going to be an amazing thing for her to have under her belt.

    Freshman year of college is great. Probably the biggest change over a year since the first one.

  3. I think journeys like this must really change a person and test their mettle. What a great adventure.
    Good for her!
    Thanks for the update.

  4. WTG Adventure Girl!! I wish she had time to go to the ocean coast before having to leave (I used to work on the coast). But she’s getting to see and experience some beautiful country. (Hope she’s got good bug repellant!). Enjoy the fresh berries! What an amazing adventure that will be with her forever.

    1. She held off on bug spray for quite some time. But, as you know, the further in New England you go – the bigger the mosquitoes. Suffice it to say, she is thankful bug spray exists. (smile)
      Thanks for reading, M2M.

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