On our 89th day of hiking we made it to Delaware Water Gap, finishing the stretch of trail through PA and moving on into NJ. The summer has been great so far. It has been hot for sure, but the longer days have allowed us to continue making steady progress. We had a great time hanging out with Casey and Ashley last week. Shiner Bock beer, a cigar, and hanging out around a fire with my best friend. Life doesn't get too much better. Thanks for driving across the country to see us guys. Such a treat!
As crazy as it sounds, we are actually in New York City right now. Our good friends Naira, Alla, and Julia came and picked us up for the weekend and took us to Clearwater, a music and environmental festival on the Hudson River. We had a blast listening to music, checking out the many informative booths, and catching up with the girls. You gals are too good to us. Thanks for everything!
It's hard to believe that we have been hiking for 3 months already. It has been the journey of a lifetime, and I couldn't even begin to explain how excited we are for what lies ahead. Each day I find myself becoming more overwhelmed by the magnificently simple yet undeniably profound act of walking. The time in nature, the moments of reflection, the adventure of experiencing a new place together each day. . . it has all been such a blessing. Thanks for being a part of it all with us. John Muir put it beautifully when he said, "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." Peace, blessings, and some of nature's good tidings to you all.