My sleeping pad developed a slow leak in it during my latest stretch in the woods. There was nothing I could do but blow it up multiple times per night. I couldn’t tell where the leak was. I was making plans to have Bud ship my old Neo Air. While I have been in my … Continue reading Something I did not address, but hinted at…
My next day was a great hiking day! The fog lifted and the sun even came out for a bit! My mood greatly improved. There was one treacherous climb that reminded me a lot of New Hampshire. I think it was called Albert Mountain. When I got to the road before it, there was a … Continue reading People On The Trail Know Who I Am!
In spite of the cold, drizzly, drippy, foggy day, the hike is relatively easy on this day. With nothing to look at except fog (though that can certainly be beautiful, too) my mind starts to ponder the deep mysteries of the world. I wonder if a toe-jam cleaning business would be lucrative. Hey- everyone has … Continue reading 24 Hours In The Life Of A Hiker–Part Two
I wake up at 3:00 a.m. Granted, I had taken half a Benedryl and had gone to sleep at around 6:00 p.m. There was nothing else to do. I was freezing cold. I needed to get out of the wind. I had stuffed all of the clothes I was not wearing into my sleeping bag … Continue reading 24 Hours In The Life Of A Hiker
I ate two bowls of Cheerios, and a microwave sausage and egg croissant. I know that sounds like a lot, and I could actually stand to lose a few pounds, but I’m terrified of losing too much weight and not being able to finish the trail again, so I’m trying to stay on top of … Continue reading One State Down!
On my first thru hike attempt, the Top of Georgia Hostel was to be my first hostel stay. It was a bad experience that left me in tears. They did not have room for me and the lady was rude to me. This time…I can’t say enough good things about it. It was busy when … Continue reading Top Of Georgia
I’m at a hostel. My hike today was to have a 60 % chance of rain with a high of 46 with a low of 33. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph. My body is sore. The muscles around my knee are sore. I am tired. Not training as much beforehand is really taking … Continue reading Taking Another Zero
There was still snow on the ground when the shuttle dropped us off on the trail. The sun was shining brightly and the air was crisp and cold. I would go through places where the snow had all but melted, and then hit patches of snow. Soup Spot took off ahead of me. Later, I … Continue reading It’s Cold Out Here!
We have had two sisters who are doing a section hike join us here in the cabin, as well as a young guy who is thru-hiking. This place is feeling pretty crowded. They all ‘blew up’ their backpacks like we did when we first got here. The place is small, but all you want to … Continue reading Just A Quick Update
It rained pretty hard last night. There are two queen beds in the loft, a day bed downstairs, and a sofa bed. I think the owner said there was a trundle bed underneath the daybed. I am upstairs, so I could hear the rain pitter-pattering on the roof last night. As I snuggled under the … Continue reading …and then there were two!