My favorite part of my pack? The part I won’t see for 90% of my day. The back. The part 100% of the hikers behind me will see. I’ll be the girl with the little Maine flag pinned to her pack. To me, it’s a reminder. A reminder of where I’m from and where I’m headed on this 2,185.9 mile journey: Home.
Every morning, every lunch break, every night I’ll see my little blue flag of the great State of Maine. I hope it proves to be a constant source of motivation and a reminder of all the friends and family I leave behind at home who are cheering us on during our hike. Born and raised in Maine, I hope that I’m lucky enough to complete my journey in this beautiful state I call home.