My favourites so far!
Now that I have essentially spent the whole day in bed I’m feeling so much better.
I thought it would be fun to talk about my favourite things about this adventure so far:
Piece of Gear:
Nalgene & bandana
Music to Hike to:
Foster the People (the beat of their songs matches my hiking pace perfectly) ft Brett Dennen and The Sheepdogs
Food to Eat:
Poptarts and Peanut Butter! With my coffee concoction (chocolate breaky shake with some instant coffee).
View on the Trail:
The day we did 9 miles and hit the 100 mile marker at Mt Albert’s Firetower. I ran into Boston and Stan having second breakfast at the BEST view.
Day on the Trail:
The 22.1 mile day. We left we left camp at 9AM – mistake #1. We still had ~7 miles left around 5:30PM so after making dinner we made the decision to only go another 1.2 miles. But little did we know that that stream was not around any flat ground. Stan got mad, so we decided we were gonna just push to the shelter. That sunset was amazing – I watched the sun disappear. It was the brightest shade of red! And then I navigated the rest of the way in the dark under a full sky for of stars! Night hiking was on my AT bucket list! To top it off Toast and I rolled in at hiker midnight (9pm). My ankle was not pleased but it felt so good to crush those big miles!!
Day in Town:
Our Hot Springs/Asheville zero! The Laughing Heart Hostel in Hot Springs had cotton. Cotton! It was such a cute town. I didn’t want to leave! To top off the zero we spent the second night in Asheville with a friend of Stan’s. It was all around a really great time with some really great people!So there’s a little more positive take! I AM having a great time.
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