It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters most, in the end. – Ernest Hemingway
The Penobscot Indian tribe has a special ceremony each year around Labor Day at Katahdin so the park was extremely full and we had to wait in a line to get through the park gates.
I started hiking at 7:53 AM toward the summit. Everyone had warned how hard The hike would be today. Over and over we heard this was the hardest mountain of the Appalachian trail. We were prepared!
It was not the hardest mountain on the trail.
We flew up the mountain and reach the summit in two hours and 40 minutes. Sure there were parts that were difficult but over all the hike to the summit was a great hike.
It was a small city up there.
Timeless and I hiked up and down the mountain with the Colonel (Greyeagle). I still want to be him when I grow up. He is 75 years old and has thru-hiked the AT and kept up with me. This man has fought in every war since Vietnam, I was honored to hike to the summit with him.
Last couple of weeks with Timeless have been so enjoyable for me. I got back that social part of the trail that I was missing by going to the RV every night. I absolutely loved summiting with a friend.