Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's cold and wet in Connecticut!

It's been a quick run through New Jersey, New York and today I hiked into my 10th state (of 14!) Over the last 8 days I have averaged over 21.7 miles a day. On June 5th I hike 31.3 miles, my longest single day of hiking in my entire life.

Myself at Gillette Stadium - June 2, 2012
After the Fire match that I attended last weekend Jeff Crandall, the Chicago Fire's team writer, did a story about me. I saw it for the first time just a few moments ago. The quote from Frank Klopas about my me/my hike is beyond flattering. Klopas is a proven legend of the Chicago Fire and it means so much to read these words from him...

“This is a special kid,” said the Fire head coach. “Getting to meet him, I’m blown away by his drive and character. Over and over you see our supporters behind us in the stands but also finding ways to help others through charity. I’m impressed with Matt’s dedication and proud to know he’s on our side.”

The entire article can be read here.

Well the library is closing up shop very soon. I hope to meet up with my Aunt Jane and Uncle Andrew in Massachusetts in the coming days. If the stars align I might even be able arrange a visit with my Dad in Bennington, Vermont!

All-in-all I'm in great spirits and very happy to be reunited with my hiking buddy JC! Happy Trails, folks!

1 comment:

  1. Andrew, Jane, Michael & Mary Abu* had the good fortune of spending Father's Day with Matt and his buddy JC. Listening to Matt and JC tell stories of the trail, it was clear that their positive attitude and sense of fun has made it easier for them to take on this amazing challenge. We loved sharing in the AT adventure, learning some hiker lingo, hearing about the various colorful characters they have encountered along the way and the many creative ways hikers find food and shelter. We love you. Be safe, be happy and hike on. Love,The Abu family* Catie had work, but she will at the next off trail reunion in Hanover, NH.