Mount Katahdin (the finish line)

The AT journey is now complete

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Gigi and Gutcheck have made it to Maine

This is the final phase of a story that was in 3 parts. The first was the trip from the state of Georgia to Norwich, where I met up with them at the Blue Sparrow restaurant.

Click here if you wish to read : The Tale of the two "Gees The second story begins when they leave Norwich and head east toward Maine. Click here if you wish to read :And the Saga heads east .

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I received an e-mail today from Harvey Freeman and here is what he had to say:

We made it!!!  I guess the e-mail  did not go through earlier.  We finished on 9/13 

What an experience!!!!  I felt like Forrest Gump.......I am tired now and want to go home :)

The below photos were sent to me along with the e-mail. I also have supplied some info on Mount Katadhin, for your review.

On their arrival to the New Hampshire-Maine State line

The joy is evident here

Their Journey has ended

This picture says it all

I have included some information on Mount Katahdin below:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount KatahdinKatahdin.jpg
Katahdin from 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
Highest pointElevation5,267 ft (1,605 m)  NAVD 88[1]Prominence4,288 ft (1,307 m) [2]Listing Coordinates45°54′16″N 68°55′17″WCoordinates45°54′16″N 68°55′17″W[1]Geography
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Parent rangeAppalachian MountainsTopo mapUSGS Mount KatahdinGeologyAge of rockDevonianAcadian orogenyMountain typeGraniteClimbingFirst ascent1804 by Charles Turner, Jr.Easiest routeHike, Abol Trail / Hunt Trail
3.8 miles (6.1 km)Designated1967

Mount Katahdin (/kəˈtɑːdɪn/ kə-TAH-din) is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Maine at 5,267 feet (1,605 m). Named Katahdin by the Penobscot Indians, which means "The Greatest Mountain",[3] the mountain is located within Northeast PiscataquisPiscataquis County, and is the centerpiece of Baxter State Park. It is a steep, tall mountain formed from a granite intrusion weathered to the surface. The flora and fauna on the mountain are typical of those found in northern New England.

Katahdin was known to the Native Americans in the region, and was known to Europeans at least since 1689. It has inspired hikes, climbs, journal narratives, paintings, and a piano sonata.[4] The area around the peak was protected by Governor Percival Baxter starting in the 1930s. Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is located near a stretch known as the Hundred-Mile Wilderness.

The mountain is commonly called just "Katahdin",[5] though the official name is "Mount Katahdin" as decided by the US Board on Geographic Names in 1893.[6]

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