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Zeroing At Home In Maine

Day 165

Monday September 4, 2017

Zero Miles

Weather: beautiful 

Sleeping at my own home

View of Franconia Ridge NH

We visited my dad last night at the Hospital in Bangor. He was anxious to be able to come home. As long as his numbers were still good in the morning they would release him. And they were. My brother and sister brought him home late morning. 

Shortcake, Batman and I spent our morning at home doing what we always do on a zero day, tending to hiking chores such as laundry, food, and gear checking. Since we came home I decided to switch out whatever I could with warmer choices. 

We spent the afternoon visiting at Dads. Then we returned home to make our plans to return to the trail. Tomorrow we will head back to NH and step back into the Whites for more hiking adventure. 

Shortcake has been great. She has tagged along with me off trail while I tend to family affairs knowing each day we are zeroing makes our journey to Katahdin longer and possibly more complicated. 

If there is one thing I've learned, things happen for a reason. I am just glad the weather drove us out of the woods. If not We would have been on a stretch that would have been tedious to escape easily from. 

Happy Hiking. 

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