Hozho nahasdlii’

This Navajo phrase can be translated “I walk in beauty”. I recite it many times each day on the trail.  It expresses a sense of wonder and appreciation.

That’s how I felt when I got to the summit yesterday.

On the way up were some spectacles:


I walked in beauty, 



  1. Linda · August 31, 2016

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this leg of the journey. I’m looking forward to following you from NJ to TN.


  2. Ryan Kennedy · August 30, 2016

    We wish to extend our congratulations to you on finishing the trail! Looks like your climb up Katahdin was absolutely stunning. Best of luck in your future endeavors. Best wishes. The Kennedys


  3. Kathy · August 29, 2016

    wow! Congratulations! The videos & photos are stunning. Thanks for taking all of us along on your journey with such beautiful words & pictures.


  4. Sally · August 29, 2016

    What a beautiful journey and how kind of you to share it with us! I applaud you and I thank you!


  5. Marti Rand · August 28, 2016

    I ran across this fascinating article a couple of weeks ago and thought of you. http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-secrets-of-the-wood-wide-web


    • kevinhikes · September 1, 2016

      So interesting – such an intricate and delicate web!!


  6. Marti Rand · August 28, 2016

    Congratulations Kevin and thank you for giving us an opportunity to share this with you. I’ll miss your daily posts.


  7. J keim · August 28, 2016

    So nice! Stunning photos, your whole trip? Jenny


  8. Harry Brown · August 28, 2016

    Congratulations. Katahdin is truly a magnificent mountain. I know that your heart was right when you reached the summit.


  9. psrand2013 · August 28, 2016

    Way to go, Kev!


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