Today is a big day. There is a lot ahead of me— countless mountains, soon-to-be great friends, bad weather, amazing experiences and a lot of sore joints. It's not even worth thinking about the destination of Maine at this point. That makes me feel minute— it's all about the small goals, trying to make it to this shelter by lunch or that outlook by dinner, etc.
Thank you to all that have reached out to me via phone, email, facebook, or smoke signal in the past week. There have many and I’m sorry if I have not gotten back to you but trust me, your words were not wasted! I want to recognize a few people publically: Andy Golz, Andrew Busker, Tim Mathieu, Mark Olsen, and Egan Franks. Hearing from you today was just what I needed before this all begins. Thank you!
Thanks again for everyone's support-- all of us here at Team "Matt's AT Hike" really appreciate it!
Hiker Hostel-- Dahlonega, GA