"Phil Valentine’s call to walk the Appalachian Trail is a vivid example of moving beyond recovery FROM life-threating illnesses as a means of recovering TO a life of extraordinary possibilities. Thousands of us who have shared the challenges and unexpected gifts from such recovery journeys will be walking in spirit with him.” ~Bill White, National Recovery Advocate
Day 177, Sept. 13
Miles remaining 144.2 as of 1 p.m. He has reunited with his hiking buddies and they hope to slice off another 8 or so miles and finish this Sunday at Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to.