Sitting here in the library in Damascus with Skeeter and Mr. Fabulous typing away on the email with 9 minutes left before closing.
Here's the summary. Love Sheila Wee. Love parents and thinking about Granny and Papaw often. Trail cruel in the past 4 days. Snow high winds huge views and luck in finding great people to take care of us. Gung Ho and Tag Along got us out of Carver's Gap on a terrible night and gave us the opportunity to slack pack 25 and 17 in the Roan Highlands area. Holding up well.
We caught up with Wiffle and Hawk and they have sponge swords now. Hawk stabbed me and I vow to steal the sword. Brandon and I did a 27 miles yesterday to get into Damascus, we started at 3 a.m. and the hiking into the morning mist at "ambient daylight" is just fantastic.
Brandon is a big help to me and is putting up with me really well. I have to remind him I"m 50 every so often but without him I would not be having the fun I'm having. My time is running out.
Tell my parents I love them and I am writing letters tonight to mail to lots of people. I love you.
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.