Day 148: The end, Canada.
11.5 miles to the border. I left camp about half an hour before Grey Elk. It was beautiful out on the trail. No big storm yet.
We had a little climb. I felt tired. After the climb it was all downhill till Canada. I was hungry and tired but wasn’t gonna stop before the border. And suddenly there it was!
I made it!! I’m so happy to be here. So glad I didn’t quit. Grateful that I could do this, experience this adventure.
I had lunch at the monument, Ramen noodles. A bit of cheese. Peppermint tea with honey. I ate all of the leftover chocolate sprinkles. Dundee was here, and Tent-talker. I waited a little but Grey Elk and Captain didn’t show up. 8.8 miles to go to get off the trail.
While I was sitting here waiting for friends a couple showed up. And then they were talking Dutch. It was Morningstar and Cookiemonster. We finally got to meet!
I got the hostel accommodation and it was just me and Tent-talker in here. I had a wonderful shower. I did my laundry. We had dinner. We felt surreal. The body feels aking, as if we will keep hiking like we did for about 5 months. I had a glass of wine with Grey Elk.
Miles hiked: 20.5 (11.7 pct miles till monument 78 +8.8 miles into Canada)
Cpot along the trail (2638.4) – Canada (2650.1)
Weather: Sunny, some clouds and cold.
Countdown: 9 days done out of 9 days in total. Challenge completed.