Monday, November 12, 2001.
Brian has returned home after his successful completion of the Calendar Triple Crown. All of his trail logs are available here for you to read, by clicking on the buttons for each month. We hope you enjoy reading them, and seeing the photos that are displayed below.
As Brian neared the end of his trek, our guests who visited this page to follow his progress exceeded 1700 per day! I am amazed and delighted that so many of you checked in with us so often. Your attention has been my reward.
Brian has received hundreds of emails congratulating him on his successful effort. He or I have tried to answer each and every one of them. If our replies have sometimes been brief, I'm sure you understand that they are, nevertheless, from the heart.
Brian has also received more media attention locally, nationally and, yes, internationally than we dreamed possible. It's been a bit overwhelming, certainly, but he is enjoying it while it lasts!
Finally, Brian and I both hope and expect that the public's recent interest in his hike will raise their awareness of these National Scenic Trails. The Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail all deserve our support, and will survive only as long as the people in this country continue to value them as the National Treasures we know them to be.