Saturday, September 13, 2008

In shadows of mountains

Stratton Maine is less than 200 miles from Katahdin. It has been 50, 40, 30 degrees around me for the past 4ish days. It has rained at least two of those. I climb craggy mountains for above treeline views; walking through wind, hunkering in stone fortresses for some warmth on lunch breaks. I'm with good friends and press on; further up and further in. It seems ludicrous to continue north while wildlife disappears south and fall and I seem to be colliding head on. It is beautiful, mind contorting, and toe numbing. I don't know how I'm getting to Virginia after Katahdin, I don't know where I'll sleep tomorrow. If you'd like to say a prayer, pray that the moments I fall into are exactly as they should be, and that I can make it south wild, joyful, feeling alive.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You got it girl, Every morning you are being lifted up in my prayers, go safely and enjoy the moment!! Hugs, Cindy Lou

Linda Lee said...

Hi Rebekah,

First... hope you laughed at my hair joke. I am SORRY if I hurt your feelings in anyway.

Prayers for you and your journey. I strongly believe you will make it just because you have made it this far. "The Sun will come up in the morning!"

Put the "Moon River" melody in your mind and heart.

I am cheering for you!

Hugs! Hugs!
Your Pen Mar Friend -- Linda Lee

Andrew said...

hey...yep, i'm all done with the trail. hasn't really sunk in yet, feels weird. i had to go to montreal to renew my passport, so i'm at a hostel here for the time being.

wish we coulda hung out one last time after the trail, but ah well, hopefully our paths will cross again someday.

don't even really need to say good luck, i know you'll finish it up pretty quickly. stay in touch, it was awesome meeting and hiking with you on the trail.

peace out,
bones