We did it!!

19 12 2008
(top) Bookworm, One Gallon, Default, Beef, D-wreck, EKG, Flamebo; (bottom) Mountain Goat, Timber, Bearwalker [photo courtesy of Bookworm]

SOBOs on Springer: (top) Bookworm, One Gallon, Default, Beef, D-wreck, EKG, Flamebo; (bottom) Mountain Goat, Timber, Bearwalker [photo courtesy of Bookworm]

In case you hadn’t heard, the Vermont Mafia reached the summit of Springer Mountain in Georgia on Monday, December 15th, completing their southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. That means we walked 2,176 miles over a period of five and a half months. And what an adventure it was…

I will apologize on behalf of all of us for being the worst team of bloggers ever – we have so many things to say that the task of a thorough update was often too daunting for our limited computer time. We do want to share our stories, though, and hopefully this blog will continue to fill with all the tales that never made it to print the first time around.

For now, you’ll have to be content to know that our journey has ended happily, and thanks to all those who contributed to the amazing mountaintop festivities on Springer! Once again, the magic of trail angels has been at the heart of what makes the AT experience all that it is. I’m still in shock that it’s over, but I feel SO blessed to have taken this little walk.

PHOTO UPDATE: Check our usual photo page for a few more Virginia Part 2 pictures and maybe additional captions if I ever get around to it. We ran out of space there, though, so the final album is here: http://picasaweb.google.com/devon.parish/ATThruHikeTNNCGA. Check it out!




3 responses

19 12 2008

i am very happy for the mafia!!! congratulations!!!

19 12 2008

Congrats, I thru hiked this year, so I know what an accomplishment you have made. I’ll add a link on my blogspot.

Hometown GAME 2008

20 12 2008
Kathy Markward (Red Hat)

The Mafia rocks! For the four of you to make it all the way together is amazing! (okay, I know Maria took the place of one of the original four, but it was very early and you’re still amazing!) And thanks for adopting poor D-Wreck.

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