“One step at a time is good walking.” -Chinese proverb
Miles hiked today 18. Total miles 273.5.
I passed two shelters on my journey today. The pull of a hot shower and a laundromat kept me walking on. It was incredibly HOT today. Water was all important and I replenished it every chance I got. Once again let me say – I love my Steri Pen!
Another thing that I have been meaning to tell you is that I have not seen one piece of trash on the entire Appalachian Trail! This pleases me. Thousands of people walk this trail. I have met many day trippers, people out for a week’s vacation, and of course thru- hikers and everyone seems to be living by the “Leave no trace” mantra.
3 miles before we stopped I tweaked my foot. And the last 3 miles were not fun. Just so you can see how dirty it is out here here’s a picture of my feet before my shower.
Here is one after the shower. I scrubbed and scrubbed with a washcloth trying to get my toenails clean, but I need a brush! Alas can you tell that the left foot is swollen? Right now I have it on ice and have to take a zero day here in Hot Springs because I cannot walk on my foot left now.
We will see what tomorrow brings. For now…
Stuck in rinky-dink Hot Springs.