Day 51 update!

It’s been a while, I know. I’ve had a few of you ask when I’m blogging again and I’m really trying, I promise! I hope to get a few fun stories out soon. In the meantime, here are some highlights:

– I’ve walked 500 trail miles! It’s hard to believe. The miles have flown by.
– My life is different now, and my Health app has the stats to prove it.

– I saw the TINIEST TURTLE EVER and it might be my favorite moment on trail? Story to follow.

– I took my first extended break off trail: three days without hiking (a “triple zero”). It coincided with the smoke we experienced when I was in New York which was good timing. I saw some friends in Boston and Trina’s made me chili cheese corn dogs which were not on the menu but were the thing I most wanted!!! That was special. I also resupplied at Market Basket. If you know, you know.

Bear Mountain looked like Mars during my descent in the wildfire smoke. I was fortunate enough to sleep inside that night.

My friends were like, “what are you doing here? Aren’t you supposed to be hiking?” To which I said, “Yes.”

– I hugged the biggest oak tree on the AT, the Dover Oak.

– It’s been kind of hot out, which is to say it hasn’t been hot at all but it’s been above 60 degrees, which makes me grumpy. I’m not really sure how to cope besides going slower and complaining a lot. I also got a chilly towel which maybe is a morale boost.

Hot girl shit.

– For real though, the weather has been so good the entire time I’ve been out here. I feel very lucky for that!

More later!! Thanks for following along!!!

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Comments 5

  • Cindy : Jun 22nd

    It’s great to get another update! I’m so glad that you’re doing well and having a great time. I am also excited that you said your life is different now. That sounds so amazing!!! Love you!!!

  • Coach MK : Jun 22nd

    I’m SO GLAD you are ok!!!!! Thanks for the update- I had been worried bc of the smoke!

  • Paul Rodgers : Jun 22nd

    Thanks for the update! Thinking of you every day and praying you are staying safe and enjoying every moment….which it sounds like you are! 🙂 I understand the difficulty with posting regularly but we sure love hearing from you! We Love You! Dad

  • Cindy R : Jun 22nd

    So happy to see a post from you! 500 miles! That is wild. I am so proud of you Hillary! Love the tiny turtle.

  • Dan H : Jun 26th

    Thanks for the new posts! I’m enjoying the thrill of being on the AT with you, as vicarious as it is. Glad you’re on the mend and congrats, 500 miles is an incredible accomplishment.


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