We wanted to thank the Tickners for the canoe and Kevin Kress for making us a paddle for our Northern Forest Canoe Trail thru-paddle.We left Old Forge on April 15 and arrived at the eastern terminus in Fort Kent on May 10, and it was the support from them and our other friends in Old Forge and Inlet that helped make it possible.The first leg of our journey is over, now it’s on to paddle/walk our way to Katahdin to start a southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.We feel very blessed to be supported by the community.We’ll keep in touch through our blog on www.trailjournals.com/HitandMiss.Ryan and Catherine Thompson