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    My son captured the moment I approached the sign atop Katahdin. I am not usually that emotional but certainly was this time.

    http://youtu.be/QxOGdcNqdvs
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    Fear ridges that are depicted as flat lines on a profile map.

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    Congrats Chinmusic. I cried just watching it. I can't wait until I can touch the sign. Thank you for sharing your journey

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    thank you,cm

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    Awesome! Congratulations!

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    Why did you get so emotional? It's only walking and walking and walking and walking and walking........................................... ........................................

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    I really didn't see that happening to me. I started to "fall apart" with about 2-3 miles to go. Some of it was being so proud of my son as he helped pull me up some difficult sections.
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    Actually, it's a major achievement considering in today's American culture how little the population walks.

    Congrats CM for living outside the confines of the box.

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    Great story. Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    I really didn't see that happening to me. I started to "fall apart" with about 2-3 miles to go. Some of it was being so proud of my son as he helped pull me up some difficult sections.
    That was awesome your son was there with you! What you shared will be taken into eternity. My two younger brothers drove up from NJ and NC on our summit day me finishing up my thru. LOL. As good a shape as they were in I helped them up the difficult sections of Mt K. Then we took the Knife Edge back down. That feeling of exhilaration on the Knife Edge with my two bros I felt in the crisp Oct air with the colors of Fall below was truly something I will take with me into eternity too.

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    Ok....you made me cry. Congratulations, Chin.
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Congratulations Chin, you're a true inspiration to all of us older folks who are planning a thru.
    You should post a link to your trailjournal, I found it to be a great read and great photos too.

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    You made it, congrats!

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    Congrats, cm!!
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    Congrats Chin Music, yes very moving time for me too, thanks for sharing and hope it's OK that I pass along the video to help others understand this moment. It was great to hear that you made it.

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    Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us via your journal and video!!!

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    I can understand the emotion completely. It's been over 6 months of total dedication to the task and now it's done. Did you have any thoughts of heading back to Springer?

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    Congratulations! One heck of an accomplishment. Is there another LD hike in your future?

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    Congrats Chin... so happy for you!! Such a perfect summit vid.!! So PROUD!!

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    Thanks for sharing, and HUGE Congratulations!

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    Made tears come to my eyes!! I can't wait to get onto the trail!

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