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  1. Starchild Summits Katahdin 9-1-13

    On Sun Sept 1st around noon Splash and I reached the northern terminus of the AT, the summit of Katahdin which translates to 'the Greatest Mountain' (from Penobscot tribe) and is the terminus for my thru hike. Katahdin does live up to being ‘the Greatest Mountain’ as it is the single greatest accent of the AT. My summit date was also very tied into the history and legends of this mountain, something I felt near the summit and also at a moment on the way down.
    Leading up to this date, there ...

    Updated 09-19-2013 at 10:06 by Starchild

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  2. Starchild's notes at the 1/2 point

    Tonight I am at Ironmasters Mansion and Hostel. A place just past the midpoint of the AT and where I will be spending the night. I did get here early spurred on by the half gallon challenge (AT tradition to eat a 1/2 gallon of ice cream in a hour). For me that turned out to only be a pint of mint chip due
    to depleted stocks of Ice Cream at the store. Being here has given me some time which allowed me to write a bit more.

    Ironmasters Mansion also was perhaps part of the underground ...
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  3. Starchild approaches the 1/2 point in the journey

    There has been a lot going on and not much time to write. I will try to get some of this to you as its been a while since my last report.

    First thing to mention is the last thing to happen. I crossed the Mason Dixon line into PA. The trail is a lot rockier as PA is known for as well as the place ( hiking ) boots go to die ( due to the sharp rocks). With that crossing I finally feel the huge accomplishment of walking from Georgia to here. From the deep south into northern territory. ...
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  4. Starchild's Journey

    In the last couple of emails I have dove into some of the very spiritual aspects of my personal journey. I have tried to just do a physical one but they seem to run together. My upbringing has me see the spiritual but will try to incorporate more of the physical in this one. I don't know how I will do on that we will see...

    I want to thank you for the overwhelming support and want to report what means to me and my journey. It confirms that I am on the right path for my life. But it ...
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  5. Starchild

    The AT is a physical and spiritual journey for me a process of discovery and growth. In this message I will speak to both aspects.

    It is wonderful to be able to hike this trail even more so is the simply knowing that I am doing exactly what I am to be doing at this moment of time. This feeling hits me often a feeling of great gratitude and deep knowing somehow that I am where I am suppose to be. Other thru hikers have reported similar experiences


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