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Day 188

Day 188

Last Call Aug 29th, 2022
Last Call's 2022 AT Thru-Hike

Shortly after starting this morning, I came across sticks spelling out “100 togo”. That’s just crazy! It’s been a long time coming but I also cannot believe it’s almost over. I’ve entered the Chairback mountains and on the first climb of the day, the views were spectacular with low level clouds below me. The trail has been changed around “Fourth Mountain” in the Chairbacks to take you by a plane crash that happened in the 80s, or so we were told by the lady at the ATC center in Monson. She said we can appreciate the site guilt free as the father and son that crashed apparently camped and then hiked out the next day leaving the wreckage there. No one was hurt. The awesome thing today was hitting the 2,100 mile mark. That’s the last 100 mile marker I’ll hit. At that point, I only had 94.3 miles to go to touch that sign on Katadhin. I completed Third Mountain and Columbus Mountain, which is Second Mountain for the Chairbacks. I’m almost up the main mountain called Chairback Mountain but didn’t reach the summit yet. I’ll do that tomorrow morning. I’m at Chairback Gap Lean-to in my tent. Tomorrow will take me through part of the Gulf Hagas, known as “The Grand Canyon of Maine. There are a lot of blue trails to take you around this amazing area and see lots of waterfalls but I don’t be doing any side trails this time. Maybe I’ll come back sometime since I live in this State now. For now, I’m sticking to the AT and pushing on.

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