"I'm thinking that Shauna and I will quit our jobs and go with you. We will hike the first week with you, then fly up to Connecticut and start hiking south. We'll see you somewhere in Shenandoah Nat'l park. We won't tell each other where we are, we will just see each other when we see each other. The anticipation will be tremendous. If we read each other's entries in the shelter journal we will know we missed each other. If that happens, you keep on going. Shauna and I will shuttle back to run into you.
- dad "