“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society
Miles hiked today 24.2.
We did not get to park beside the trail, so got off to a 6 AM start. It was a chilly morning so I threw on an over shirt knowing that I shouldn’t do it. Sure enough within 10 minutes of hiking the shirt was off and I was caring it.
Last night I was talking to a friend, when I mentioned white blaze she didn’t understand what I was talking about. So maybe I need to explain the Appalachian Trail markers. The Appalachian Trail is marked with “white blazes.” Starting in Georgia and going all the way to Maine the Appalachian Trail is marked with these 3″ x 6″ white blazes.
I haven’t shown a picture of a shelter in quite a while. Mainly because the shelters are about 3/10 of a mile off the trail and I see no reason to take the detour. But this one was sitting right next to the trail. Boy am I glad I have an RV now!
The views continued throughout the day and then I came along some trail maintenance that just made me stand in awe of the volunteers that make this trail walkable. Someone had moved this huge stones into this marshy area to allow hikers to pass without getting their feet wet – kudos to the volunteers.
The clouds moved in and it got really dark and by the time I got to the road where Hugh was going to pick me up , it had started raining. If I could’ve literally been six minutes faster I would not have gotten wet.