Days 72 to 82: This is How We Do
Harpers Ferry to Hamburg, PA
I am posting this from a Walmart as it rains outside and Toast finishes her shopping. She is staying in town and I will continue on down the trail. I cannot picture a more perfect situation for us to part ways. Rain. Walmart. Feeling out of place. I’m really going to miss her and our endless banter. We’re basically like a bad lifetime movie you can’t stop watching because you need to know how it ends. I think that’s my favourite part of the trail. You meet amazing people and if you are lucky enough you get to share your adventure with them.
Whats Been Happening:
Over halfway there. I still cannot get over the fact that I am closer to Katahdin than Springer. Time has gone by so quickly and I know this last part will go by even faster. I’ve realized that as much as I love crushing the big mile days I want to try and take my time more.
Since Pen-Dexter stayed back in Harper’s Ferry, Toast and I have gone a little bit crazy on the miles. He was the logical one in the group who kept us sane. We went from doing a couple of 20+ mile days a week to doing it almost everyday! This is how we do, one of us gets crazy excited about something and we just go for it.
It all started with an enthusiastic “Let’s do a marathon day!” Which turned out to be one of my favourite days. We went from the James Fry Shelter to the Darlington Shelter. We did lunch at the Tavern in Boiling Springs which was awesome – the bar tender was the nicest human and even waved a Canadian flag after hearing I’m from Toronto. After leaving Boiling Springs we walked through pastures galore which even featured a field of grazing cows. I never realized I was afraid of cows until that day. They all came and stood in a line staring at us. It was an exciting experience. They even followed us like a parade as we made our way through the field. All in all our marathon day was a success.
Taking on the trail solo will be a whole new adventure. I know it will be a good experience for me. I’m very excited for what the trail will teach me.
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