Michael called. They passed the 900 mile mark today. He said the
weather is hot but tonight should bring rain and cool it down a little.
They are hiking 20-23 miles each day now. The Shenandoah National
Forest is easier walking. Hawk's toe nail surgery was successful. He
is not in pain anymore and truckin' on. His call was short and
sweet...a big cheeseburger was waiting on him and then they were headed
back to the trail. I used to be more important than a cheeseburger. lol
Seriously, I am so proud of all these thru hikers. Amazing!!
Many of these posts are by Shelia Campbell, Michael's wife <3
Bath County, Kentucky resident, Michael Campbell, is hiking the entire Appalachian Trail to raise funds for the not-for-profit group dedicated to protecting Kentucky’s native forests, Kentucky Heartwood. Michael, a long-time member of Kentucky Heartwood, began his hike on March 22 at Springer Mountain, Georgia. By the first of September, after covering 2,181 miles of trail by foot, Michael will reach Katadhin Mountain in Maine and complete the entire trail.