“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
Miles hiked today 16. Total hiked 323.
Today was a lot of up! Seemed like I was always climbing. But regardless, there is always beauty in the Appalachian Mountains.
Not sure if you remember, but a few posts ago I told you if the trail gives you a chair you should take it… Today it literally gave me a chair! It was just out in the middle of nowhere, so funny.
Not sure if any of you have seen pictures of Juergen, here he is by a waterfall where we got water. He has been an excellent hiking partner. He has been married for 40 years, and has four children. He was the managing director at GE Germany for quite a while. A very interesting and nice gentleman.
The trail is starting to really green up. Flowers are blooming and spring is definitely here.
Mom, here’s a giant bunny for you!
This is one of the many stops today just to take a break and get some sugar or food in us.
Again, and may I say it never gets old, we had some amazing, amazing views.
As a matter fact it was a lonely day on the trail. Hardly saw any hikers. Remember Captain Caveman, the young man with the wooden leg, he started after my start date of March 22. He’s the only person I know that has started after March 22nd, that is ahead of me. We were not hiking fast today and I was sure that some hikers would pass us – yet not one did.
In the late afternoon it became all about finding a campsite. I was tired! But you have to have flat ground so we kept on walking.
Finally after 16 miles we walked up a ridge and found a flat space only to walk a little bit more and realize there’s a road quite close with houses on the other side. They look like vacation rental houses and no one is living in any of them right now. So we pitched our tents, had dinner and are in our respective tents by 7:15pm.