Conductor, at Mile 2160.9 on the Appalachian Trail:

In reality it’s just a climb, only five miles, over in mid afternoon. In our dreams it is the finale, the place we have hiked so far to reach. After all, it’s Katahdin and it’s a mile high. There were times on the trail when just the thought of Katahdin would cause me to choke up. As I write, I’m positioned at the foot od the “Greatest Mountain.” Tomorrow, I will stand next to the sign that is the northern terminus of the A.T.

That post is dated Monday; he finished the trail yesterday.