Adrenaline and 3 Ibuferin every 2 hours got me up hairy climbs and through winds almost blowing us off the mountain.
After a 4hr20min climb we made it to the top. I was hanging in there because I am a tough boere meisie but when I saw Tin Can, then Martha Stewart, then Pitstop and a few minutes later Tortoise all on the summit the tears were streaming like raging rivers. Not only are we AT thru-hikers (2019) but somehow we met 4 of our 5 favorite people at the top – even Trevor was hugging them!
And of course Iceman was waiting for us at the end:
Later in town we also saw Froggy and her dad Nametag. What an absolute special day.
Mt Katahdin is beautiful – I would love to climb her one more time in my life: when I am not injured and on a perfect day (sunny, no clouds, no wind)