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8/24/12 – 1824 miles The White Mountains are very rugged and strenuous but beautiful. Tonight we are camped at Garfield Ridge Shelter/Campsite, only 10 miles from Franconia Notch the starting place today. We have three tents set up on a wooden platform. Unfortunately, we are right beside a group of section hikers on the first

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8/22/12 – 1795 miles Today was my first slack pack. I always told myself that I wanted to carry my pack the whole way, remain pure by not accepting help from anyone, but like a lot of things that have happened along the way, I changed my mind – the White Mountains changed my mind.

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8/20/12 – 1775 miles Only 408 miles to go. All that is left now is the high mountains of NH and ME, and the long, swampy wilderness leading to Mount Katahdin. It still seems unreal that I will have walked for 2184.2 miles at the end. Today Dead Eye and I hiked 16 miles over

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