The kind of sandwich MM has asked me to bring for the hike to Katahdin, after objecting profusely to the PB&J I was planning. Also, the one kind of sandwich I don’t know how to make. Guess you’ll find me at Savenor’s tonight.
Mountain Man is in the 100 mile wilderness this week (I hope he is keeping his feet dry in the rain) and on-track for Katahdin this Sunday. I’ve been keeping very busy with work, and the excitement is only just now setting in. Things I am most excited about for his return:
- Putting away the dehydrator for good.
- Having a conversation about something other than socks.
- Stories, both the initial burst and the later trickle.
MM is really excited to come home and visit with his friends/family. I’m nervous that he may be planning too much for himself! I expect him to take some time to readjust to city life. He’ll probably experience some culture shock. So bear with him in the coming days/weeks! Photos forthcoming for the final hike; I’m bringing my camera!
Sorry the blog has been so quiet lately. The last month or so has been incredibly busy for both Mountain Man and I. I just spent the weekend in VT with Mountain Man and Mountain Mom – so good to visit with him and see how far he has come!
I watched him get ready to hit the trail this morning and was remembering the first time he packed up; let’s just say that he is much more efficient now. 🙂
MM has less than 600 miles left to go, and should be done by the end of September. He has some rough terrain and cooler weather to deal with in the next few weeks, so I expect that to slow him down. He is in fantastic shape – physically and more importantly, mentally. He is radiating energy, and seems truly happy. He also eats a lot.
I was happy to see how eager he was to get back on the trail. MM is definitely ready to come home, but he is staying true to his commitment. I, for one, can’t wait for Katahdin.
Sharing photos in my next post!
I was away on a geology field trip to yellowstone and surrounding areas. I’m sharing photos here, if you’re interested: http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/noelleheld/embed/slideshow/Geodynamics%202015
My new vacation goal is to revisit Yellowstone in the winter.
Mountain Man is aaaalmost to the half way mark! Whoo! He should be in Harpers Ferry today or tomorrow. I almost made it out to see him this weekend, but the logistics were too complicated. Looks like we’ll have to wait until he gets to NY.
All dispatches are positive so far. MM stopped in at the Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah and asked the chef to make him a dish featuring mushrooms MM found in the woods. I think we will bring a squirrel into NYC and see what the restaurants in Manhattan can do with that. 😉
I am still hoping for an early to mid September finish – MM says he can do it if he pushes the next few weeks. I’ll be moving/starting coursework again in the fall, which might make scheduling the pick up difficult if he finishes too late. Plus, I want him home!