Journal 262-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Sunday–November 21, 2021
Trail Day–262
Trail Mile–0.8/2617.7
Remaining Miles–0.00
Location–Southern Terminus, Pinhoti Trail, to Flagg Mountain Tower

At Southern Terminus of the Pinhoti

Odyssey 2021 Bama to Baxter – Hike On, was successfully concluded on at 1:00 pm when I hiked the final mile, from the southern terminus of the Pinhoti Trail, to the tower atop the summit of Flagg Mountain.

Signing the last register of Odyssey 2021 Bama to Baxter- Hike on!
Cresting Flagg Mt to be greeted by many friends.
Approaching the Flagg Mt Lookout Tower

Friends and well-wishers came from near and far to congratulate me and share in my joy at the finish of this long, difficult journey.

A special moment
Climbing the newly constructed stairs of the old Lookout Tower for a special ending to a long odyssey

2617 miles.
The hike back to the cabins with many friends
Presentation of Proclamation by the Governor, presented by Mark Tuggle
Friends enjoying the celebration with food and music
The Blue Grass Connection!
Book signing time!

Great BBQ served by our friends at Good old Boys!

Viewing of the “Last Last Hike”

Thank you one and all…
God Bless,
Sunny (Nimblewill)

Count it all joy, my brothers,
when you meet trials of various kinds,
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

(James 1:2-4)

Thank you photo credits go to the many friends that shared pictures from the day on our Friends of Flagg Facebook group.

20 Comments on “Journal 262-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

  1. What a wonderful legacy! I met you many years ago when I was on the on the AT. I did not get to complete the whole trail but I have done all 14 states overnight, at 85 I don’t think I’ll be finishing it. But your journals were a joy to read, thank you.

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  2. Truly miraculous, the achievements you have risen to meet on this journey❣️What a joy to see the fruit of them all, and those who loved you through them. God bless you, and grant you continued strength and courage to defy the odds❣️

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  3. Following since north GA.
    Congratulations!!! Inspiring summer.
    I wanna be like you when I grow up…✌️😊
    #triallove

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  4. Your accomplishment is only surpassed by the friends and followers you created along the way. Well done, good and faithful servant. Thank you for letting us join your trials, tribulations and joy of traveling through God’s natural world.

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  5. Congratulations, Nimblewood Nomad, May Jesus continue to guide and bless you on all your journeys in life and may you have many new adventures. Blessings and peace, Peacewalker

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  6. Congratulations, Sunny. I am in awe of your accomplishment. What an incredible adventure. I am honored to have shares some of the journey with you.
    Potato Chip

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  7. Congratulations on your phenomenal accomplishment! And thank you for sharing your journey.

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  8. It was such an awesome pleasure to enjoy the pictures and updates of your journey. The beauty and the laboring turmoil you endured made my daily life easy. Thank you for sharing and encouraging me to do more. My the Lord help you recover and continue to inspire others to experience the real world. Hike On! Calera Sunshine

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  9. Proud that you made it! Now time for another book on the journey! Looking forward to reading it.

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  10. Congratulations! Thank you for allowing us to “join” you on the journey! I truly enjoyed reading your journal of happenings, seeing the pictures, & the quotes/verses/lines you use to close each entry.

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  11. So enjoyed following your journey, the way you enjoyed the trail and the friends you shared it with, tge way you embraced hardships so gracefully and the inspiration you have given me to continue hiking into my 70’s. Hope to meet you on the Pinhoti when I hiked it with my grandkids.

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  12. Congratulations on a well hiked journey. After following your blog and posts I feel so much like I know you through this adventure. Hike on…

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  13. Congratulations on completing your 2021 journey! You are an inspiration and I can only hope that I can do half of what you did when I am in my 80s!

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    • What a pleasure to meet you and your crew. We are inspired for each day by your efforts and your personality. “Go rest high on the mountain” our friend. Barbie and Dan

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