Day 129 – mile 1882 to US 2 (mile 1887, Gorham, NH)

We had another night in the Whites with a lousy and super cold and raw campsite, but this one was easier to handle because we knew we had a short day of hiking into town. We climbed down the relatively easy Mount Moriah and descended to an even easier final 2 mile runway to the parking area at US 2. We finished the freaking Whites. It’s crazy because thru-hikers talk about them and how tough they are almost from the start of things way down in the south and now they are done.

We got a shuttle ride to the Libby House B&B in town and then got cleaned up, did laundry, and ate lots of food for lunch and dinner. Gorham seems like another great little town to take a zero day in. Today was really nice and relaxing and we are looking forward to the same thing tomorrow before we get back into the fun on Sunday.

Vital stats for Friday, August 22nd :
Milestone – less than 300 miles away from Katahdin
Miles hiked today – 5
Mood – awesome
Physical state – resting up
Smell – shuttle driver “doc”, who is an actual doctor, said we smelled better than dead bodies. Hopefully still true after showering.
Song stuck in my head – Mason Jar by Smallpools

3 thoughts on “Day 129 – mile 1882 to US 2 (mile 1887, Gorham, NH)

  1. stu


    Hey, i knew you were out on the thru-hike but just heard today from Jeff Karc that you had this website and are in NH. My wife and I plan to stay in Gorham at the Top Notch Inn on sunday night the 24th, getting in late so looks like we will just miss you, bummer! Good luck on the rest of your trip and sounds like it is has been the adventure of a lifetime so far. I did about 40 miles in the Whites on 2 hikes, in my 20s, so my knees feel for you but I’ll never forget the scenery.

    Stu DeJonge

  2. Mom - Tapey

    Congrats on completing those pesky Whites and more congrats on the <300 miles to the Big K milestone!! It's good we have a very large bucket of "congrats" at the ready for you and this adventure. 🙂 We are so very proud of what you have accomplished. Good luck in the next section as you make your way into Maine. I can hear Mt. Katahdin calling you from here, so I'm sure you hear it, too. Stay safe and healthy. Sending excellent-campsite thoughts, more sneaker wings (in case the ones you have need to be replaced), many prayers and oodles and lots of love.

  3. AL

    Wow! Done with the Whites. You guys sped thru them! These last 300 should pass in a blink. Be safe. I’ll light another candle in church on Sunday for you both.


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