Are You a Purist? Day #11

Let me explain…

Some who hike the AT don’t feel “true” unless the hike past every white blaze, others are less fastidious. Personally, I like the challenge of finding new pathways and exploring in the wilderness. Today was such a case. I left Woods Hole about 6:30 am and had the option of taking the Ribble Trail (blue below). Because of this, I was able to cover 20+ miles of the trail. There’s also a saying on the trail that goes, “Hike your own hike.”

I resupplied at Trent’s Grocery before heading on to Lickskillet Hostel. It’s an old church and it’s full, so I’m sleeping on the couch. A hot shower, laundry and left over spaghetti from the local church hit the spot.

Shower House

It’s funny how the simple things become important when you’re out here.

Tomorrow should be a shorter day, heading for a shelter about 11 miles along the trail.

AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #11 (5/19/19)
Start – Woods Hole Hostel (625.4)
End – Lickskillet Hostel (604.9)
Today’s mileage: 20.5
Total section miles: 124.9
Total miles on AT: 841.3
Section avg daily miles: 11.4
“Zeros” taken: 1
Section avg w/o zeros: 12.5

To the purist, everything is impure. – Marty Rubin

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