Nathan reads Lloyd Alexander with his hot cocoa at camp. Dad ponders some mountains in the morning. In the afternoon, we come across a birthday party thrown for a former thru-hiker and Appalachian Trail Conservancy Ridge Runner: Hopeful. Every year since his thru-hike, he’s had his birthday party at a trail crossing, his whole family comes and cooks and invites all the hikers who pass by, feeding them all. At Hopeful’s birthday party, we met yet another hiking family (trailname: Farmer Chef), with two kids and dog, section hiking the whole trail over three years. Tucking in for the night.
How are you keeping your phone and the tablet Mouse is reading from charged?
Nice. Really nice.
Hi Dave and Family! I am in awe of this great adventure, and love reading about it. Can’t wait to see more updates. And I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Kallins, now that I have returned to Maine! Dave – let’s get in a round at Enman when you’re back!