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Summit day. Force myself at 5 am to eat the daily breakfast of oatmeal, breakfast essentials and pop tarts. Packed up and out of camp at 6am. I want to rush, but reign myself in. If any day was meant to be enjoyed and full of introspection- it is today. 5.2 miles to the summit. First few miles is pretty straightforward and then we hit more three point technical climbing. Great views on exposed edges. Across a 1 1/2 mile gently sloping exposed alpine environment and we are at the top. I am hesitant to move forward when i am a hundred yards away. Crazy mixed emotions that are overwhelming. Our group is the first to summit for the day, which is special. No muggles and bystanders to interfere with our special moment! It is a uniquely shared event for a group of grown men to look at each other with teary eyes and share a special bond created by 5 months of beauty, hardship, laughter, pain, friendship and sharing. Damn it man - what a trip -I love you guys!!

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Week #1 - 11/20-11/27 Destination: Tonto National Forest Arizona Miles: 460 miles Daily Average: 66 miles per day Side notes: Day #5 Frank had 3 flat tires. Lost his bike pump but was able to patch th

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About Frank

Frank, a Father of 3, Papa of 7, is an active, ambitious and goal oriented person who is bringing his two major passions together in life; his love of the outdoors and his love of Golden Retriever's.

In 2019, Frank embarked on his life long dream of hiking the AT, which he accomplished over a 5 month period! Just over a year later, Frank is ready for his next adventure. To Bike Across America. He will bike from San Diego, CA to New Smyrna Beach, FL starting November of 2020.

Follow along as Frank completes his next amazing journey over the next few months! 

He will be raising money for Golden Retriever Rescue of MidFlorida along the way!

 

 

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