“Do, or do not. There is no try.” ~Yoda
Woke up this morning, had a coffee and then stuck my thumb out!
First time ever that I’ve hitchhiked. It took about 15 minutes, but then a very nice man named Jay gave us a hitch to Unico gap. I have no words for his truck! I’ve never seen so much trash in a vehicle of my life. But we didn’t care we were just happy for the hitch. Below is Jay!
Then it was time to start climbing. We had two hard climbs early this morning. Rocky Mountain and Trey mountain. The 16 miles we put in today we learned are the toughest 16 miles in Georgia. Below is Linda and Mark.
We started around 8 AM and ended up around 6 PM. That’s 10 solid hours of hiking. With just little rest breaks during the day. I understand that 1.65 mph does not sound like a lot, but when you’re going up a mountain let me tell you you’re moving!
Here are the people that I am hiking with. The young man to my right – his name is Chris. Chris hiked with us most of the day and then shot off at the end. Said we did pretty good for old people. Then there’s me, Linda, Mark, Juergen.
That’s all of the pictures I took today. Today was all about miles. And by the end of the day I think I hurt everywhere. Feet are holding up great, but they are sore tonight. We made it to Dicks Creek Gap and we’re headed for the Top of Georgia hostel only to find out it was full. So we caught a shuttle into town and are now in a fleabag hotel. The cost is the same as the hostel!
Tonight I am tired with a capital T. A little sore, but still happy. This is not a walk in the woods. This is a climb in the woods.