Big news today - Standing Bear has completed the Appalachian Trail!!
Is that smile worth a thousand words or what?? Mike hiked 2,184 miles and completed his journey, all in the name of his charity "Hike4Kids." I haven't spoken to him personally yet, but I wanted to get the news to you as quickly as I could. Let's hear a big round of applause for Mike!!
It's not too late, you can still make a donation by visiting his Hike4Kids website.
Be sure to visit his Hike4Kids FB page for up to the minute news as well.
Mike has been an inspiration and a true pleasure to follow on his journey. Next up is a hike on the Ozark Trail, also for his charity. I can't wait to hear all about it.
Hopefully I'll have some more information in a couple of days. I want to let Mike catch a breather, eat a lot of good food and visit with his wife. Way to go Mike!!
(all photos courtesy of Mike McLaughlin. Do not reproduce without permission)