I had a great night’s sleep, and got up fairly early compared to what I normally do, obviously in anticipation of finishing. The hike down to Delaware Water Gap was a bit rocky at first, but turned into a super-easy hike that got me to the gap by 10:30 or so. The “big hurrah” was crossing the Delaware River on I80, and coming into town with a view of the flop point was pretty surreal. The whole hike down, in fact, felt strange. I knew that soon I wouldn’t have to worry about hiking again! It’s certainly not like finishing at Katahdin, but finish it is, and I’m ready to go home!
This was an amazing adventure, and I have a profound sense of personal accomplishment – the very sense I was in search of from the beginning. “Could I do it,” that’s it. Answer: Yes I could!
I thank everyone for following along – I’ll keep this site up for a while, and might try to go back through the days to add some details that I otherwise would likely forget! I also have a few videos of a bit of camp life that I’ll try to post in the near future.