Muskrat to Carter Shelter

7 May 2017

Mileage
AT Miles – 93.6
Today – 12.5
Time – 6.33hr
Speed – 1.97mph

This morning started off way too cold.  It was very cold last night, but the EE Revelation Quilt worked out great.  I did put on some additional layers just to help, but I stayed warm all night. Thank You Enlightened Equipment.

The trail culture is….let’s say different.  It’s a lot like normal society…just a snapshot of it really.  So along with society, you get all kinds of interesting events.

I would just like to put it out there….if you choose to smoke the wacky weed, please do it away from those of us who don’t.  Just show a little respect for those who don’t.

Today, I met Peter Pan at the Carter Gap shelter.  Nice guy who’s doing some section hiking along the AT.  He hails from St Agustine FL.

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The hike today was uneventful but beautiful…


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You know you’re hiker trash when…

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…You dry your wet clothes on a log.

I ended my day eating a fav — Idahoan Potatoes.  It’s for a family of 4 — don’t judge me…it was good!

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The evening ended with a lively discussion.  I guess I haven’t decompressed enough after a week on the trail.  I’m not sure I fit into the hiker culture.  I’m an outsider of this world…more than I expected.   I guess we all bring baggage along on our hike that’s not in our pack.

Working on me…

POSITIVITY…I’m working on it.

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Comments 1

  • Peter Pan : May 10th

    It was so nice to meet you at Carter Shelter, and I really enjoyed the “lively discussion”, it was quite entertaining. I don’t think any one person fits the “trail culture”, I think we all just add to it, so don’t think of your self as an outsider, just adding to the culture. I hit the NC border then turned around and made it back to Deep Gap where I was lucky to hitch a ride back to my car. Back to work today but wishing to be on trail.

    Good luck to you and enjoy your time off trail.

    – Peter Pan

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