Ready? Here we go!

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!

Here we go!

Any guesses on who said that?

Well, we’re about to get on our way. Our final push to the 48 begins tomorrow morning with an attempt on Mt. Moosilauke. The campaign, with a little luck, will conclude next Friday, in the Waterville Valley after a hike up Mt. Tecumseh.

I’ll report back each day, of course, and we’re far from finishing this thing. Campaigns like this begin as fundraisers, or physical or mental challenges, or as dares, but they always become pilgrimages. As has our September 48.

And now, with a clear path to the finish line, Meena and I are going put everything we have left into finishing this project, which has become bigger than us. Most pilgrimages are like that – bigger than us.

Below is our potential itinerary. As always, it is flexible and if anyone has any interest in tackling any of this with us, please write ahead of time to let us know.

Thanks for your well wishes, support, kind words and encouragement.

Well, our mountains are waiting. Let’s go!

Sept. 22: Moosilauke

Sept. 23: Carrigain

Sept. 24: Owl’s Head

Sept. 25: Passaconaway/Whiteface/ Tripyramids

Sept. 26 & 27: Rest days or make up days if weather was bad

Sept. 28: Moriah/Carters (stay at Carter Hut)

Sept. 29: Wildcats

SEPT 30: BIG FINISH ATOP MT. TECUMSEH IN WATERVILLE VALLEY! More details on our big finish will be posted next week. We’d love to have as many hiker friends join us for this easy to moderate 4.4 round trip hike. After, all are welcome to join us for a campfire back in Whitefield, or if weather is bad we’ll feast at the Common Man in Lincoln.

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