April 11 2012
I don't have much to mention since I last wrote you on Monday.
I received a SPOT message at 6:08AM today and another one at 3:54PM.
Those messages are always comforting. Michael did call my cell phone
around 10AM but I was on my way to work and did not have cell service.
He left a message that they were leaving Standing Bear Hostel and hiking
up to Max Patch. He called the store but of course he missed me there
also. He said he would call back around noon but he didn't. Maybe
there was no reception. Michael and another friend of ours hiked this
same area last year and loved it. I met them in Hot Springs, NC when
they finished this stretch of the trail. Michael and Branden should be
in Hot Springs in two days. Right on schedule.
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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.