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The Wrap Up

Well I’ve been home for a couple of days and have enjoyed the rest. Getting home was a little wild. 4 hitches and 3 flights later I made it home last Tuesday night. I was greeted by my family and it was wonderful to see everyone. I should post some pictures later on but this [...]

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Pictures from My Trip

You all know how I love to take pictures, so you can imagine how many I was taking while hiking with Trill.  I have whittled all the pictures down to this selection.  Enjoy.
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Brandon Explains How it Felt to Enter Maine

I shot a quick video while we were in the inn in Stratton of Trill explaining how it felt to enter Maine, his final state.
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A few days hiking with Brandon

Below is my account of hiking a few days with Brandon just before he entered the 100 mile wilderness.
The plan was to fly up to Maine, hike with my brother Brandon (a.k.a. Trill) for about 5 days on the Appalachian Trail and leave him at the beginning of the “100 mile wilderness” (100 mile stretch [...]

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Home, Sweet Home!

Brandon (Trill) is back home!  He arrived back in Atlanta tonight around 11:30 pm after only sleeping 2 hours in the past 40.   He’s been on a mini-adventure getting back from Maine to Georgia, though this time it didn’t take him almost five months.  His grandmother and grandfather came up from Alabama to greet him [...]

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He Did It!

Brandon texted us this morning to say that he summited Katahdin today at 10 AM.  Congratulations Brandon (Trill) on your amazing accomplishment.

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Katahdin Tomorrow!

Brandon called from Abol Bridge 15.1 miles from Katahdin and wanted us to let everyone know he will climb Katahdin tomorrow. What a great accomplishment, an amazing journey.

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Almost There

Trill called on Tuesday to say he was beginning the 100 Mile Wilderness , 114 miles to go but who’s counting.   Actually approaching the end of this amazing journey is bittersweet for him.   He was excited Tuesday though for this next challenge.
Having this website has been fun for many of us tracking his progress and [...]

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Maine Update

Trill’s brother Ben has joined him on the trail at Stratton, ME and will hike with him to Monson.  From there, Trill will have the 100-mile Wilderness and the climb up Katahdin on his own.  Almost there!  Ben normally does the  updating to this site so you may have a few days of slow news [...]

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“The Whites”

Trill has sent in some pictures from his trek through the Whites!
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Sunset from fire warden’s tower (before the whites)
Sunset from fire warden’s tower (before the whites)2
Sunset from fire warden’s tower (before the whites)3
Moosiauke fog
Moosiauke summit during storm
Moosiauke
Brandon at Moosiauke
the amazing morning view I had at [...]

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