Sunday April 30, 2017
Stealth Campsite 14.9 miles
Total miles 89.8
Tonight is my first night stealth camping and I was nervous about it. I kept wondering if I should have stopped sooner at a previous campground, where there would be people around. After getting my tent set up and eating dinner, I felt pretty good about the site and wasn’t so nervous anymore. Then 2 guys who stayed in the last hostel with me showed up and they are tenting here as well. I’m not alone Mom, so no need to worry.
The trail was really busy today. I literally had a fear of getting run over. There was a 50k and a 15k trail race that ran along a short section of the AT.
I reached the halfway point along the trail for the NOBO hikers (northbound hikers that started in GA).
Things are getting pretty warm up there. We have had some temperatures in the 80’s. I have been debating about whether to send my thermals home or not. They take up a good amount of room in my pack and I am already looking to drop some of my pack weight. I checked the weather forecast for the upcoming week and it looks like we will be getting some more rain and a drop in the temperatures so I will keep them for now.