The kids are fully integrated back into their public school (they only missed the first two days of this year). The adults are similarly back to focusing on a broader array of responsibilities than simply moving the family safely north. I have been remiss in my promised notes about the gear we used and any summary posts. Alas, that may remain the case for a while longer, so I thought I’d add just a brief update.
Upon our return, the kids presented about our hike to their entire school (even the dog was allowed to make an appearance). That presentation didn’t get recorded, but I was asked to speak at a TEDxYouth event at Maine’s Cape Elizabeth Highschool and that ten-minute talk is available here. A local newspaper wrote a nice article about us here. One of our trail friends, Squatch, who is making a documentary (that has us in it) has the trailer up here. And here’s one last article that captures a little of the Appalachian Trail’s role in my reintegration back at work.