Tomorrow is travel day and today is my last day at work for a month. I’ll try to post a picture later today with my hair cut; clean and trimmed; ready to hit the trail. It might be interesting to compare with what I look like after a month on the trail!
Here’s the first 25+ miles of the trail I’ll be doing this week. Three big landmarks are here: Tinker Cliffs, McAfee’s Knob and the Dragon’s Tooth. I start in Daleville, after spending the night at the Super 8. Lambert’s Meadow Shelter is 9 miles; Campbell Shelter is another 6 miles. There are camping restrictions on the trail here, so I’ll have to decide whether to make day #1 an easy day or a hard one. If the weather cooperates, I’ll have an early dinner at Lambert’s Meadow and then do a “second” hike in the evening on to Campbell Shelter. That will likely end in a night hike!
The “Imaginary Trail” is a short-cut that evidently is very hard to find. Besides, if I were to take that route, I would miss Tinker Cliffs as the sun goes down in the west.
Day two will be on to 4 Pines Hostel (either 16 or 10 miles). I have a supply box waiting for me there. The Home Place, which is an all you can eat family style restaurant will be where I go for dinner. [Eat more chikn…]
“Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” – Earl Shaffer
“Fall down seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb