A little better at getting up and out today, another sun splashed one. We have been so spoiled on this trip. It’s a lot easier to hike on a dry path with dry soles. The temps stayed higher last night, in the upper 40s – another bonus.
It’s funny how adding the extra day to the trip immediately affected us. The first manifestation was hanging out in the tent for an extended breakfast. It took a while for the day to warm up and we weren’t in as much of a hurry. Just knowing that we only needed to cover 9 miles per day for the rest of the trip was enough of an excuse to brew and extra cup of coffee and wait for the sun to do it’s thing. Continue reading Final Journey – Day Seven – Oct 25, 2013→
Not much water left, but enough to make two short cups of coffee. Temps went down to the low 40s last night. Needed any warm up we could get to go along with granola bar breakfast. Now the decision to eat bagels earlier in the trip reared its head. Would have been nicer to have a more substantial bagel and peanut butter breakfast to fight the chill. But, here on the trail, you need to live with your decisions, adapt and move on. Started out with fleece top and kept it on most of the day. Continue reading Final Journey – Day Six – Oct 24, 2013→
Awoke to another gorgeous autumn day in the Georgia mountains. One thing for sure, I caught up on my sleep, I slept 8 hours straight, awoke at 4:19 to go out and look at the stars, then dove back into the sleeping bag for 3 more hours of shut eye. One small annoyance from yesterday was an incessant headache above my left eye, which I attributed to lack of sleep. I relegated it to “check engine light” status. It was a warning that I needed to keep tabs on, but nothing that would take this vehicle off the road for repairs. Turns out I was right. No headache today. Continue reading Final Journey – Day Three – Oct 21, 2013→