Talked to Michael this morning. He and Gumpy spent last night at
Gumpy's house. Gumpy's granddaughter was in a play and Gumpy wanted to
see her so Michael went home with him for the night. The trail is very
close to Gumpy's house. The rest of the crew had moved on to Gorham,
NH. Michael and Gumpy were meeting them there this evening. This would
be a 22 mile day for Michael and Gumpy. Both of them are tired and worn
out so I am sure they are hurting tonight. Michael said even the "kids"
are tired and sore. I am sure anyone who had walked almost 2000 miles
would be tired and sore. Michael is actually ahead of his planned
schedule. His pacing schedule had him in Gorham on July 26 but the
pacing schedule had no zero or nero (near zero) days which of course are
necessary. He is hiking more miles per day than he originally planned.
I am so proud of him.
8/3/2012 08:51:02 am
It was a pleasure to meet the group and hear of their adventures. I wish all of them success in the remainder of their journey!
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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.