Monthly Archives: May 2016

Day 43 on the Appalachian Trail

Rain fell yesterday evening after I went to bed, but by morning the clouds disappeared.  I ate a sumptuous breakfast of two tortillas, blueberry cream cheese, Colby cheese, and instant breakfast. At 6:15am, I hit the trail at the start of a 2,000-foot climb. Happily, the trail wasn't excessively steep for the most part. I…
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Day 42 on the Appalachian Trail

Rain continued into the night. But when I got up to pee, the rain had ceased. When I awoke, no rain. Yipee! Packing  in the rain isn't fun. On the trail at 6:30am for a 400-foot climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway then the biggest climb of the day (900 feet) to an FAA tower…
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Day 41 on the Appalachian Trail

I awoke at 6 am and ate breakfast of tortillas, blueberry cream cheese, Colby cheese, and instant breakfast. I've increased my breakfast volume to keep me going longer in the morning. The Appalachian Trail followed the Blue Ridge Parkway for 2 miles then went its own way downhill to Bearwallow Gap. I got 2 liters…
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Day 40 on the Appalachian Trail

The motel offered a 'hot breakfast' starting at 6 am. I awoke at 5:45 and started eating breakfast a few minutes after 6am. Two large plates of biscuits and gravy plus scrambled eggs disappeared along with the extra instant breakfast mix that wouldn't fit in my food bag. I waddled back to my room, packed…
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