2017 AT Thru Hike 2017 Day 3

Good morning everyone! First let me profusely apologize for yesterday’s post. I’ve learned to check and double check what I’ve written! That being said, I spent a semi restful night in the shelter. Sometime during the night it started raining and at this moment 6:50 a.m. Central time, it’s still raining. So, not sure what the day holds, I mean, I have rain gear, a trash bag for inside my pack and a cover for the outside of it and a really nice rain jacket! Thank you Princess! So I can  and will hike in the rain, I just don’t know how soon I’ll get started today. Ok, enough about that.

Yesterday! I got started a bit later than I wanted to, it was about 7 a.m. our time. I immediately had a 1/4 mile very steep incline just to get back to the trail. Needless to say my legs were good and warmed up when I got to the top. Then I had fairly level Trails for about 1/2 a mile and then most of the rest of the day it was very rocky ups and downs! When I say rocky I don’t mean little rocks I mean rocks, from softball size, (very small) to big truck tire size. Fun stuff! Anyhoo, after about 5.5 hours of that I found this lovely shelter and a really awesome water source. I was badly in need of water as I had only about 1/4 liter. So I refilled all my water containers and drank a couple of liters and I’ve never tasted water so good! Thank you Lord!

At the shelter was a family, a gentleman and his daughter and son from Baltimore. Very nice folks. Good company to spend a late afternoon, evening and night with! Got pretty comfy sleeping in the shelter, slept uncovered most of the night. The rain cooled it off a bit but I was cozy. Well I must be about my chores and decide when I’ll set off for the day! I pray blessings on you all and safe and Happy Trails!

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