Branden and Polaris summited Mt. Katahdin yesterday. 2184 miles in 122
days. I haven't talked to Branden but Michael gave me the news.
Michael called today. He and his crew climbed the second steepest climb
on the AT today, Mt. Moosilauke, at mile marker 1791. Mt, Katahdin is
the steepest climb. These are not the highest points on the AT but they
are the most elevation changes. The elevation change today was from
1350 feet to 4802 feet. Wow! He said the last mile was rock steps. I
looked at some images on line. Beautiful but hard. Michael said they
were going to continue hiking a few more miles before calling it a day.
He said they were all doing well and still having fun. He thinks he is
losing more weight. I imagine he will return home skinny and hairy.
7/24/2012 11:36:20 am
Michael, glad to hear you are doing well and almost finished. Wish I could have been with you on the trip. Maybe I can join you for your celebration party when you return to Ky. I am still in Florida and plan to return to Ky for the August hike.
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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.