I had camped last night not too far from the finish of the trail so I could come out early and have optimal time for finding a way to get into Johnstown, which is a little over 15 miles from the trail head. It only took me about 2 hours this morning to reach the end of the route.
I have to admit, though I try to see the beauty in the subtle or sometimes not so subtle differences in sections of trail, admittedly the snow mobile trails can get a little uninteresting and monotonous at times. Since the route finished up with mostly snow mobile trails, I wasn’t expecting too much from the last few miles. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was certainly a little wet in some spots from 12 hours of rain yesterday, but the weather was phenomenal otherwise. Upper 60’s with no humidity. Things were quite picture perfect. Beautiful landscapes with elements, it seemed at times were carefully placed along the way out.
Finishing was certainly a bitter sweet feeling, but almost immediately I was able to hitch a ride from a very nice woman and by 10am I was sitting down at breakfast enjoying a warm meal and the feeling of having completed such a amazing adventure.