Hikers celebrate the Appalachian Trail's 75th year at special Maine spotBangor Daily NewsForty hikers gathered at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain early Saturday morning to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail by trekking eight...
Mike has been journaling his pre-planning on his website, DonsBrother.com. Already he has posted many narratives about his training hikes and preparations; however it is the stories of Don, memories of childhood and good times together as adults that speak the loudest. “Don loved the woods” is echoed throughout the entries and it is in the woods where Mike will feel the closeness of his brother encouraging him when the journey gets rough. Shares Mike, “Every year between two and three thousand hikers begin the trek in late winter or early spring. Fewer than 25 percent reach their goal. I am determined to be one of those who make it.” If all goes well, Mike will reach Mt. Katahdin on the one year anniversary of Don’s death – August 28, 2013.
How You Can Help
“Don’s Brother” will be uploading journal entries from the Appalachian Trail at www.donsbrother.com and also on TrailJournals.com . Donations can be made from the website and all funds donated will benefit research for effective treatments and finding a cure for ALS. Mike Stephens says, “A hike needs to be accomplished, but more importantly, a disease must be cured.” Please support Mike – Don’t Brother – and his Hike for Hope on the Appalachian Trail.
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It never occurred to us how far from help we were. Baldpate is a mountain in the wilds of western Maine, New England. It stands 3,780 feet tall. The Appalachian Trail runs up one side and down the other.
Anwer Qureishi's insight:
"It never occurred to us how far from help we were." Lightening can strike any of us while we are in the outdoors, safety and preperation are paramount.
In July, 2010, Alastair Humphreys and Christopher Herwig planned a trip across Iceland. The goal was to cross the entire island on foot and by raft, carrying all their supplies needed. I shoot come up with such an adventure myself!
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