Daily Miles: 13
Total Miles: 467
We were so excited to wake up to clear skies this morning. What a difference it makes to our mood. Knowing that we had the possibility of being dry today makes such a difference.
We finished our final climb in just over an hour. It was pretty gradual and went pretty quickly. The trail seemed to have dried up a good bit overnight without any rain, so it was really nice walking.
As we started our long descent to the southern terminus, the trail got sloppy again at the same time when we could see evidence of cows on the trail. They are pretty destructive to the trail and usually create a swampy mess of it all. Luckily, it seemed that the cows had only been on a few miles of the trail and then things got better again.
We started seeing more day hikers and mountain bikers as we got closer to the end. A few miles from the end, we met two CT hikers who had both served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania! It was fun to talk with them and we wished we had met them earlier in the trail.
We made it to the end of the trail shortly before Kety came to pick us up. We were happy to have a final day on the trail which was dry and beautiful. It was the perfect way to end the trip.