Springer Mountain to Neel’s Gap – The Luckiest Girl in The World

imageTonight I’m snuggled safe in a Blood Mountain Cabin with two new friends enjoying some beers and feeling more alive than I ever have in my life.


I honestly feel 109% better than I thought I would. No lingering soreness or tenderness, no extreme fear or terror or feeling of inadequacy.

i was really homesick my first night. I even cried a little, because I miss my mom and dad (living with them was really lovely) but having Eric with me so great I had someone to hug me and tell me it’s all going to be ok!


But what a beautiful night

and besides that breif moment of terror and homesickness the first night, I’ve had nothing but smiles.

Seriously, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. The hiking hasn’t been as hard as I expect s it to be, and I fee strong and confident and I love everything about what I’m doing. When I’m in pain I love what I’m doing, when I’m sitting around the fire, I love what I’m doing. When I’m sitting in a cabin drinking beers and passing hich hiking tips, I love it. Every person I’ve met I love and every moment my feet have been on this trail, I’ve loved.



The he views have also been a lot better than I expected. It’s been really beautiful. And the weather has been beautiful. I feel like I’m walking on cloud nine.

imageAnd I can’t wait for the next 5.5 months!


One be crazy thing did happen though, a man had a heart attack at a shelter (Gooch Gap)  thanks to the ridge runner and many many other hikers he was evacuated and last I heard was stabilized in the hospital. It was a crazy night.


this is about as much as I can manage in terms of a blog for tonight! Happy trails!


For or those that care:

day 1: Springer Mtn -> Hawk Mtn Campsite

Day 2: Hawk Mtn Campsite -> Gooch Gap Shelter

Day 3: Gooch Gap Shelter -> Lance Creek Campsite

Day 4: Lance Creek Campsite -> Neel’s Gap

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