Day 41

I am at home resting up, getting ready for another hike with friends from my neighborhood.  I can feel that I am being more affected by ALS; I am not as strong as I used to be.  It takes me longer to get ready to hike the AT each day, so I have to get up earlier (about 5 am) so that we can set off on time.   Even so, I have enjoyed the last two weeks as I have climbed 5 mountains, including Mt. Washington.  I am proud that I summitted the highest mountain in New England with my friends.

I am finishing up my epic hike on August 7th.   I need to go back to work on August 8th, which is also the 30th wedding anniversary for Eileen and me.  A month later I will celebrate my 30th anniversary at Bank of America, on September 8th.  My last day at the bank is September 15th, after which I will go on long-term disability.  I thank Bank of America for giving me time off to complete my hike.

My neighbors have offered their home in Maine as a base this weekend, which is awesome.  I look forward to hiking and spending time with this group.

Boy Scouts from Troop 507 are climbing Mt. Katahdin on the last day of my hike.  I doubt I will be able to climb Mt. Katahdin, even though I have climbed it twice, but I have no doubt that we will have a great time together.

I look forward to to raising more money by year end for ALS research.

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3 thoughts on “Day 41

  1. Christi Johnson

    I don’t have words to tell you how proud I am of you. Your journey has reached so many more than we ever imagined and I have no doubt that your hike and your story will impact other families dealing with ALS in a positive way. Enjoy these last few days on the trail with your friends and neighbors. You have and will continue to make a difference.
    Love you

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