I hiked 13.5 miles today; got caught up with my schedule. I kept seeing my park with your friend Greg And intern Megan.
I ended up hiking the last 2 miles in the dark with my headlamp on. I climbed and descended Thunderhead Mountain in the dark. I hiked through thick Rhododendrum’s in a dark tunnel. I did come upon a pair of shiny eyes looking back at me from the side of the trail; fortunately it was a bunny rabbit.￼ 🐇
The miles up here in the Smokies are really tough. Ten miles a day is tough for me.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day # 2 (4/7/21)
Start — Double Spring Gap (197.2)
End — Spence Field (183.7)
Today’s mileage: 13.5
Total section miles: 24.0
Total miles on AT: 998.6
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ― George Horace Lorimer