2017 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Day 6
The trail today was no doubt the least painful of my 6 days. It had some steep ups and downs so maybe my body is adjusting a little bit. I started today being dropped off by a very nice employee at the hotel I stayed in last night. I caught up with fellow blogger Old Growth again as I was eating breakfast this morning. He and I both started at mile marker 1064.0 at about 10 am. The hike was pretty good as I said, in spite of the many ups and downs we had. We did have a few fairly level walks but they were usually short in duration. Made it to Deer Lick shelter about 2 pm eastern time and cooked a little pasta for lunch. Rested for a bit The headed to Antietam shelter where I took a break and then headed on to Tumbling Run shelter for the evening. We were just finishing dinner when a furious thunderstorm with wild lightning swept in from the west. This is such a nice shelter it has a small pavilion with a picnic table and two clotheslines. I washed my sweaty clothes from today and hung them up only to get stormed on. I need to go see if the storm blew them down! Later! OneWay Headed North!
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