I crossed into Alabama today. I missed the state line, probably because I was being chased by yard dogs. They sure are a thing in the south, and I have developed a mean sprint. I put in 60 miles today en route to Scottsboro, including a detour to a GPS point that Sadie dropped back on September 18th. I managed to get within a few hundred yards of the actual spot (click here for video) which she passed about 10am. Perhaps a roost site, perhaps not. She is still sending out signals, currently from Panama.
I will be putting in another 100 mile day tomorrow to get to Birmingham. My fitness is now really good, and I feel reasonably confident that I will make the MX border by mid-November, which was the schedule I set out way back before I left NH. Hopefully, one or other of Sadie and/or Rosalie hangs out until I get there.