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Hitch-hiking Along the Appalachian Trail

I just realized I never wrote a post about hitch-hiking! This feels like a good topic to address because the act of thumbing it, hitching, asking strangers for rides, gets a lot of negative attention from people who have never done it. Continue reading Hitch-hiking Along the Appalachian Trail

Day 38: Pine Swamp Branch Shelter

I feel like I’m being haunted by weather forecasts. I wish I could tell everyone I meet not to mention whatever they’ve heard, good or bad, about potential weather changes. I like setting out and not thinking about some stupid meteorologist man’s inaccurate predictions of Nature’s behaviors. Continue reading Day 38: Pine Swamp Branch Shelter

Day 36: Sarver Hollow Shelter

Raindrops on the Rainfly

Ahhh…Today is so cold and rainy. We’ve decided to have our last zero day cacooning in our sleeping bags, reading about American Ginseng, mayoral politics in small towns, and book reviews in The Atlantic.  Other hikers are showing up at the shelter as the day goes on, and Lone Stride (stayed last night) also hasn’t left.  We’re all trying to avoid the misery of packing wet gear, along with the all too common hiker issue of hypothermia.  We shared coffee with Puddin’ a SOBO thru hiker who made it in this morning.  I can’t believe she hiked the scary rim rock we scaled yesterday, but she did it in the rain!
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