Friday May 6, 2017
William Penn Shelter 13.4 miles
Total mileage 166.2
I was optimistic today would be a better day, since it started out warmer and there was a little sunshine. So I put dry socks on even though my shoes were still wet. Cold wet socks really suck! But around noon things took a nose dive. The rain started and the temperature dropped. My hands and feet got really cold. It took me a long time into the night to get my feet warmed up.
There were a few guys at the shelter last night, that zeroed there because of the rain and they were talking about a women that they named SNOW WHITE. They named her snow white because she was the only woman in the shelter with 7 other guys. I met her today along the trail today. She had a pretty interesting story on how she got into backpacking. She told me that her son got her a backpack for Christmas this past year. When she asked her son what she was supposed to do with it. He told her to hike the AT! So here she is hiking the trail. Thru hiking the whole trail at age 65!!! Some of the people I have met have really great stories.