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    M & M to Finish AT on 9/17

    This is weird-posting an event I unfortunately won't be able to make myself. Anyway, it looks like M & M (aka Dawn, aka Hike the 115) is on schedule to finish her incredible journey on Monday, if anyone happens to be in the neighborhood. I'll raise a pint in her honor that evening.

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    wow - seems like just yesterday I was drinking beer with her at a very snowed in mtnhouse. I think she was leaving for georgia that week.

    must be awesome!

    just so happens that is a boston beer night, will make sure we cheer her as well as mats and stinkyfeet!!
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    Congrats ahead of time. A job well done.

    I will be starting my last section on her planned finish day and completing on Fri 9/21 at Springer.

    Once again a GREAT job Dawn.

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    My congrats early as well. I raelly have enjoyed reading her journal from the beginning. What an awesome day that will be for her
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    Woooooooohooooooo, that would be 6 months to the day after her 3/17 start. Awesome, what a goal, a dream, and an accomplishment. Hope for blue skies and good times.

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    Just 2 more days!

    I have updated the photo albums, now up to September 7th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guinness
    Just 2 more days!

    I have updated the photo albums, now up to September 7th!
    Very cool, Ed. Thanks

    The weather looks great for her big finish today. She should be able to enjoy her accomplishment up top for a while.

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    She did it!!

    Spoke to a very happy M&M tonite from Millinocket. She indeed had a picture perfect day to finish the AT on Katahdin. It is 6 months exactly from when she started.

    Congrats to her, TomB, Evileye and Pootz who all finished today. They are a very inspiring bunch. I feel honored to have shared some of their journey with them.

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    Way to go! I also spent a few days on the trail with her in Virginia. What a way to finish a dream of a life time! 6 months to the day! All of us are so proud of her accomplishment.

    Ed

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    Congratulations to M&M. That's quite a hike!
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    Congratulations Dawn! You are an inspiration.
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    Well, it's "the day after" ... did she do it??? I wanna scream woo-hoo and congratulations!

    EDIT: Woo-hoo!!! Congratulations!!!
    Last edited by MichaelJ; 09-18-2007 at 07:25 AM.
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    You must go and you must ramble
    Through every briar and bramble
    Till your life is in a shambles
    Maybe then you will know
    -"You Must Go" - John Hiatt

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    Way to go, Dawn! Met several through hikers who had heard of you, but none who had actually met you. Plus we missed you by a day at the Rattle River trailhead.

    Glad you had such great fall weather for Katahdin.
    Mad Townie

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    Dawn...congrats on a wonderful journey.

    Your just amazing!!! What's next??

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