Sunday, August 19, 2007

Northbound David White Completes Thru-Hike

The Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal of 18 August 2007 has an unsigned article titled "Happy, tired retiree ends 2,175-mile hike" that records the completed thru-hike by 58 year old David White who recently "retired as district manager for Duke Power."

He started at Springer on 9 March, and summited Katahdin on 31 July.
"'Hiking the trail was a way to purge my system of all the corporate world and get away from everything,' White said. 'I've been thinking about this for 12 to 15 years and knew this was the only time I'd have a chance to do that.'"

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