I haven't actually heard from Michael since Tuesday so I haven't had any
news to report. I received a post card today. It is a picture of Mt.
Katahdin. Just a short note to say he would see me there soon, he is
ready to be home and he and Wiffle are moving on. I read on Gumpy's
trail journal that All Smiles and Wiffleball had caught up with them.
They all met up in Monson, Maine at a hostel last night. He said
Michael and Wiffle had walked 27 miles yesterday. I received a message
from Wiffle that they had hiked 32 miles. Either way that is a great
accomplishment. I am so proud of them for pushing so hard to catch up
with the crew after taking a day off the trail for Wiffle to recover
from the virus. They are all now heading into the 100 mile wilderness.
According to what I have read there is no cell service or any other
means of contact in this area. I probably won't talk to Michael until
the end of the trail. I am flying to Bangor, Maine on Friday. Wiffle's
parents are picking me up at the airport. Branden (Skeeter) will be
staying here at the house. Michael and I will return around Labor Day.
I will be sure to give you an update when we return. If I happen to
hear from Michael or find out any news before I leave I will send an
email. Thanks so much for your continued support. You are great
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.