I'm hoping he'll hook up with another great trail family. His trail family from his northbound month is really terrific and has kept in touch with him in the interim. He's really looking forward to crossing paths with them in a month or two. We're also hoping (knock on wood) that he won't re-injury his foot or suffer any other injury.
Last night he left a message that he was probably hiking up Katadin *today* to avoid approaching inclement weather, and then he'll camp in Baxter State Park tonight and head further south from there tomorrow (unless he needs a rest).
He should reach Masachusettes in mid-to-late August and might hit the Appalachian Trail train stop that takes him into New York in early September. I'll see him next at one or the other, depending how schedules sync up. (Geri Sullivan sweetly invited us to her place when he's in the neighborhood, but we need to see when that falls and whether or not that will still work for her when the time comes.)