The Day I Met Cat Tracks
Location : Key West IAP
While walking from the Key West NAS billeting, I eventually sat down on a low wall to get my bearings.
Not long into that break, Kat Tracks loped by at a comfortable pace.
Kat completed the AT in 2019 — I think. Honestly, she was a such a good information source that it’s all blurring together.
After chatting for 20 minutes — at least, we continued on towards the Key West IAP.
This is the location the Greyhound dropped everyone off last night … at 1900. (‼️). A bench is (conveniently) located along the sea wall across the street from the IAP. This is a good location to eat the Firepot breakfast 🥞🍳 I reconstituted earlier in the morning.
Grading on a pass-fail basis, I’d buy this meal again.
Today’s Goal …
Admittedly, this is an audacious goal. I’ve never attempted to hike 21 miles in a single day. But, hey, what about this ISN’T audacious — foolhardy, even.
I’ve eaten half my breakfast 🥞🍳 while typing this update. After finding my salt tablets, I’ll continue northward.
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I got a text from my friend Nimblewill Nomad whom I had the absolute pleasure of hiking with on part of my thruhike in 2021;) He invited me to Billy Goat Days which he will be at on the 27th. I am sure you probably know about this gathering of Florida Trail hikers – and about Nimblewill who did what you are attempting twice! (check out his books – Ten Million Steps). Anyway i can’t make the Billy Goat thing but if you see Nimblewill there tell him””Hi” for me!! And check out his blog. I am featured in some of his posts from his last AT hike when he became the oldest ever thru hiker. We did the southern part of Maine and the Whites together.