Today is a day of rest. Here is my home for the night at Skyland in Shenandoah Nat’l Park. All my gear is washed and drying in the room. Spending the day reading, writing postcards, and blogging in the lobby.So, all the thru-hikers boast about their miles per day. “Have you done your 20 mile day? Have you done your night hike?” I hear lots of that; I have done neither. I have started keeping track of my milage covered, to go, and average. So far, I am averaging 9 miles per day including the zero I am doing today. I need to average 11 in order to finish in time. That’s just discouraging so far. I am told the miles will come when I get my trail legs in another week or two. I’ll be taking my time until I get through the Shenandoahs. Andrew will be hiking with me in 2 days! 👍
Also, when you see me write NOBO and SOBO , I am referring to hiking direction – northbound and southbound. I am SOBO.
A good story can take you on a fantastic journey. – Walt Disney