Pinhoti Trail: Another Rainy Day On the Trail

Day: 38

Yesterday’s Goals:

I will be in the tent until it stops raining; I hope to be able to get at least a few miles in tomorrow. It all depends on the rain, though. I will also need to dry my tent out before hiking on.

Activities of The Day:

I woke around ten this morning to a warm, wet tent. The sun was shining in; I thought I could go hiking! Nope, it was just a break in the rain. It rained off and on all day. Mountain bikers came by once in a while. About five minutes after they passed, it would downpour again. My brain said, and that’s why you’re in your tent. Take today and let your knee have a day off. My pinky toe popped today, and I felt instant relief in my lower knee. So there is that good news.

I did no unnecessary movements today. Mostly I just laid here sleeping or daydreaming. I talked to my son today, and that was about it.


What’s Ahead:

Tomorrow, I am hoping for a big push to finish this trail. I have about eighteen miles left; it will be the furthest I have hiked yet. I know I have the legs for it, but I’m not so sure about the knees.


I am going to try hard to finish the Pinhoti Trail


Mileage of the day: 0
Mileage on Trail: 332/350
Days on Trail: 38
Number of Zero’s: 6 (no miles hiked)
Number of Nero’s:4 (less than five miles hiked)
States: Alabama, Georgia
Trails completed:
The good: Great day to stay inside
The Bad: Rain
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Comments 2

  • Ruth Morley : Mar 16th

    You can finish this. If it’s in one day or it’s in two, it’s of no lasting consequence. Make it a good finish for a very big endeavor. You can do this, regardless of the weather. Then you can forever claim the honor of having thru-hiked the Pinhoti Trail.

    • None Given : Mar 18th

      Ruth, when I read your comment, I was at home starting my recovery. Your comment brought the feeling of returning to that point and doing it all over again. Thank you, Ruth! I greatly appreciate your support, following along, and giving me feedback. I will be back out there giving you trail updates as soon as possible. Once again, thank you, Ruth!


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