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a good walk

Hooray! Erick completed the final leg of his 2,175 mile hike! He had to wait for a few days because Mt Katahdin was closed due to severe snow and ice, and lack of water in the park. There were about 30 thru-hikers starting out with him (some even started illegally a bit earlier than 7am) but Erick was the first one to the summit. Awesome! His dad joined him for the very last part and he was the second one up. His mother posted 39 updates during the hike, whenever Erick would ring home, and I'm really going to miss hearing about his adventures. (Although I'm sure he'll go on having adventures, you don't stop after something like that.)

Edit: And I neglected to mention, Erick's the big brother of my Time Management Super Fairy!


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Oct. 9th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Awesome! Congrats erick!

Can we read his Mum's posts anywhere? Would be cool to read about his adventures.
Oct. 9th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
I don't think she's posted them anywhere public, I got it as a group e-mail. (Probably because he's pretty young (17) and she wouldn't have wanted too many people knowing exactly where he was, all by himself.)

The other amazing thing is that a few years ago, he had Lyme disease so bad that he had to miss a whole year of high school and basically just sleep. So he's come a long way in more than one sense.
Oct. 10th, 2008 08:36 am (UTC)
nice drawing
Congrads to Erick! And what an amazing family!
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