I woke up to this. The night before this picture was taken I had spent the night on this porch. The Woods Hole Hostel was completely packed with about 35 people when they comfortably host about 25. Luckily, I chose to sleep out of this area and in a spot that was a little more covered because I was scared it would be too windy and I would freeze. I slept next to the fridge, and it was the smartest decision I’ve made on the trail.
I slept well, only being woken up a few times by the occasional hungry hiker satisfying his craving for a Sprite and candy bar in the middle of the night. I stayed warm. I just couldn’t believe that on April 23, well over 600 miles into my hike, that I would see snow for the first time. It was awesome!
It is a tradition that every night at this hostel, everyone at the dinner table say one thing that they are thankful for. I was thankful for not sending home my winter gear. Just one day before this I was trail running in shorts and a Tshirt wondering why I was still carrying my down vest and my sleeping bag that is rated for 20°F.
Since I was raised in FL, I have not had the chance to see snow very much, and I was actually glad that it did. I was also glad that it only snowed for one day. That was enough for me. Anyways, it was a really cool experience on the trail and it was so much fun. Virginia has turned out to be a really cool state.
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