Trail Life (137.3 Miles)
As I am again in a hostel escaping the rain I figured this would be a good opportunity to detail a typical day for myself on the AT.
Wake up and make some delicious oatmeal with peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey.
Break down tent and repack my pack whether its raining or not.
Refill on H2O
Start hiking north on the Appalachian Trail
As nature calls find a discrete place to do my business, again whether it is raining or not
Stop for quick break and snack
Find the nearest shelter and set the tent up for the night
Cook dinner of instant food or dehydrated goodness from Outdoor Herbivore
Clean up and hang my food bag so no bears/critters find it
Set up bed and recap the day as the stars begin to come out
Repeat this cycle for 5-6 months straight and you may make it to Katahdin before the snow and cold arrive.
I left out one critical part of the day which is meet new hikers and share great experiences with fellow hikers. This is key to getting through the tough times such as 5 straight days of rain…
Photos from the last two days:
Winding Stair Gap
Part of the AT is actually paved
Follow the white blaze
From a shelter that I visited to escape the rain
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