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)