Dear Herm’s Hikers,
News Bulletin – Herm’s Hike marches to Mount Katahdin on July 12, 2010! It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten months since I “crashed” in Vermont. Well, I actually slipped and fell down the mountain, but it wasn’t too far of a fall. My shoulder is still a little sore at times, but that’s probably from old age. Mentally and spiritually, I’m ready to dance with the mountains once again. I have just over 500 miles to go so I’m looking to finish sometime at the end of August or beginning of September. But remember, the mountains grow taller as the miles grow shorter.
Once again, I will be collecting donations for the Alzheimer’s Association. If you haven’t donated, it’s still not too late. Just click the donations box on the opening webpage. In light of the recent setbacks in Alzheimer’s research, your donations are needed more than ever to find a cure. Plus, there’s still time to have the name of your Alzheimer’s loved one listed on the stone memorial that will be placed atop Mount Katahdin. Just send me an e-mail with the name.
And once again, I will be documenting the hike on my website trail journal. One thing for sure, I’m excited about the trip. If this year is anything like last year, it will be an action-packed, fun-filled adventure. So now is the time for you cyber-space thru-hikers to sit back and relax as we head to the White Mountains and beyond. What a great summer vacation!
Time to finish stuffing the backpack. Yes, I am packing cold weather gear for the high altitudes. Please keep me in your prayers and please keep in touch. Would love to hear from last and this year’s Herm’s Hikers. And as you travel down the road of life, hike with your angels and hike in peace. Thank you for your generosity and kindness.