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    Is he doing it in a kilt?

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    I guess he didn't go to Bethlehem, not sure why there was a straight line there. It must be some sort of triangulation. Nearest cellphone towers or something. Here's what Mats has to say:

    hey ......I'm here.....made it about 4 miles on route 2.....at Jefferson campground close to 115/2 intersection.....tough day....pack is kind of heavy.....cooking chicken breasts and mashed potatoes.....at&t reception good...lovely weather......JasonPatrik was with me....ran into adventurer on the way down Cabot....no other hikers....starting at 6 tomorrow.....don't want to hike on route 2 in the dark....mats
    If you click on the yellow dots it gives info about the speed and elevation. The speed is definitely off, not sure about the elevation, but it seems pretty accurate.

    Direttissima Update
    Mats is done with the Killkenny range, and walking along RT 2. The reason for the lines with the instamapper is that I went to check on a motel room for him for the night and while doing so i was charging is phone as the batteries didn't even last a day.

    Summary of the day;
    Hit trail around 5:30 AM summited Cabot just before 8am, back at the col where we left are packs Kim caught up with us. She opted to do Cabot then Drive over to Star Kind Trail Head and meet us on Waumbek, which timing did not work out.

    After parting with Kim we made progress south leaving the Tresels around 1030am. We made the long Climb up the first Weeks, the cols dip pretty good hear, but a beautiful section of trail. We finally made it to the last Weeks and then started up Wuambek, which seemed to take awhile. Hit the summit at 2:45pm (ish) with no sign of Kim we pressed on eventually stopping in the col before Star King. Mats made up the Push Ups missed on Waumbek here on Star King, even doing them at a decline. We hit the car around 5pm. Kim we got your note, thanks for meeting up in the AM unfortunately it didn't work out for Waumbek.

    Over all he was in great condition for hiking nearly 19 miles with a 65lb pack, temps were perfect for the day. He was hoping to make it to the motel else he was going to find a spot along side RT 2. Jason Patrickz

    KDT
    Last edited by KD Talbot; 09-19-2008 at 09:12 PM.

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    Default Over

    Mats had to give it up Sunday morning. He made it over Jefferson, Adams and Madison, but a nagging knee pain made him call it quits. I'm guessing a 65lb pack wasn't helping that knee! Oh well, valiant effort, but smart enough to know when he was beat at his own game. Here's to getting that knee feeling better, Mats, and future attempts.

    KDT

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