'Ok. So here's the deal. Rick is going to do the AT, south to north which means he'll end up on the top of Katadin if he's successful, and there's no doubt in mind that he'll complete the journey.
There are towns and places that the "through hikers" make contact with the rest of the world and I for one intend to follow his journey.
With any kind of luck Rick will know about the time he get's near Monson about what time he'll be in Baxter. If he let's me or any other cachers know, then what a fun "parade" and celebration if will be to join him on the summit of Katadin. While I'm not too sure how many more times my 60 year old knees can make it up to the top, I'm fairly certain I can do it once again. By the time Rick get's to the finish, he'll be a little thin, tired, but very focused and most of us will not be able to keep up but I propose to share a frosty with him at the top! If the timing works out, then I hope other Maine cachers will join in the momentous accomplishment.
There you go, Rick! The pressure's on!