Day 51 – Part II

From Eileen: For me, one of the unexpected and very special aspects of this entire experience has been hearing from people that Rick or his journey has impacted in some way.  Last night we received this beautiful contribution to Rick’s hike from our friend Chaney Dalton, who hiked 5.4 miles this weekend for him.  Thank you Chaney for braving the storm for Rick.

My name is Chaney. I am 16 years old and I’ve known Rick my entire life. He is my brother’s Godfather. I wish I could have hiked with Rick. Instead my dad and I hiked Algonquin Trail on Sandwich Notch Road for him. We planned to summit Sandwich Dome but it started storming so we couldn’t summit. It was so foggy we couldn’t see more than 20 feet in front of us. The rocks were slippery and hard to climb. We were soggy and wet, but we enjoyed the challenge. We were happy we could hike in honor of Rick. I’m so inspired by Rick and his dedication to raising money for other people who have ALS. And I feel very lucky I know him 🙂



One thought on “Day 51 – Part II

  1. Bill

    Read your inspiring story in People last week. I wish you the best of luck on your Appalachian journey. Wanted to forward my best wishes to you and Eileen on your 30th anniversary on the 8th. Read a couple of the last entries on your blog and am happy that you have a great circle of support around you! Wish I was in a better situation to help, unfortunately it’s not the case.


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