Day 168: The End is Nigh

Publish date: Oct 23, 2019

Today, I saw Katahdin up close, and it was more stunning than I had expected. Any drama in my life melted away for a minute, as I realized that this mountain was much bigger than me or my problems.

We’re about 45 miles away from its base, which we intend to cover in the next couple of days.

Thoreau wrote this about Kathadin: “This was that Earth of which we have heard, made out of Chaos and Old Night. Here was no man’s garden, but the unhandseled globe. It was not lawn, nor pasture, nor mead, nor woodland, nor lea, nor arable, nor wasteland…Man was not to be associated with it. It was Matter, vast, terrific…rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! the solid earth! the actual world!”

I gotchu, Thoreau, I gotchu.