Friday, April 1, 2011

Journal Entry #7

Wednesday, March 30, 2011:

Sorry If I repeat some stuff, but not sure what's getting thru to Beth with poor Internet service...

Today I hiked Blood Mountain in the continuing rain. Stopped for the day at Mountain Crossings to stay for the night and have my bag checked to see what I could send home...about 7 pounds of stuff.
Including the Approach started on Friday I've hiked almost 40 miles so far with this 41 pound pack.  I keep thinking of my Grandson Logan who's about this weight.

I've met some wonderful and colorful people on the Trail and have heard a lot of trail lore about hikers, wildlife and tough climbs.

It's now 9:30, way beyond "hiker midnight", but everyone was having a great time meeting each other and telling stories.  We also were the beneficiaries of great hamburgers and lasagna for lunch & dinner provided by two different church groups.  It's nice being indoors out of the rain for the night even in tight quarters.
I think Georgia is a wonderful training ground for things to come.

Tomorrow morning it's off to another interesting day.

Roger (still no official trail name, but many have been suggested)

2 comments:

  1. Great to hear from you! Thanks for including us on journey.....and thanks for doing all the work.
    Joan and Vin

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  2. Laura (Helander) ShumakerApril 2, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    I'm a sorority sister of Beth's and what you are doing is awesome! As a member of the ATC and frequent hiker myself, I love hearing different stories from other hikers. As I sit in my office, I'll be sending positive thoughts your way.

    Remember, it's just one step at a time :-) And as I sit in my office, I'm green with envy!

    Happy trails,
    Laura

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