Day 32

Wednesday May 24, 2017 

Stealth camping 10.4 miles

Total mileage 393.2

I was awoken around 9 pm or sometime around then when two hikers came into camp and started to set up their tents. I could hear tent poles being put together then about 15 minutes later I hear snoring! Guess someone was exhausted! 

I’ve been sleeping really good as well. I may wake up to roll over or go pee but I go right back to sleep. It must be the two pillows I’m carrying! 😀 I just won’t call myself an ultralight hiker. 

I’ve been getting up around 5am like I always do and I am usually on the trail before 6am. I haven’t been eating breakfast before I start hiking. I usually eat a protein bar a half/hour after I start then an hour or two after that I will sit down and eat breakfast. This morning I came to a road about an hour after eating my protein bar and I see a deli/gas station! I had a delicious breakfast burrito. I was really full after that.😊 

This deli had the most amazing bathroom. It was large, clean and had a TV in it! Definitely the first bathroom I have ever been in that that a large wall mounted TV in it. 

I saw another box turtle and another deer on the trail today. No bears today. And no Snakes! Yeah! 

At lunch today I caught up with the two hikers that came into camp late last night and as we were talking I learned that LUNA, who I have hiked with some was bitten by something and was given antibiotics to treat it as if it was Lyme disease while they wait for the test results to come back. So everyone please say a prayer for LUNA. She is a sweet 23 year old. Her boyfriend came out to hike a week with her and he only lasted one day. He got horrible blisters and later that night started a fever. 

The terrian the last couple of days had been much better and not so strenous. The weather is cooler. There are less bugs. I think everything just got better after I got to see Jim. He always makes things better. Thank you again, Babydoll. It was so amazing to see you and Berkley! 😊

3 thoughts on “Day 32

  1. It sounds like you have settled into a routine. That probably makes you feel more settled. It did for me. Isn’t it amazing how much you come to appreciate running water and simple things like a clean restroom? I love that. Can’t say I’ve ever been in a restroom with a TV! LOL.

    Prayer said for Luna. I hope she’s okay, and I’m glad the bugs are better.

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  2. Am really enjoying your journaling. I am living vicariously thru you. I was thru hiking this year as well. Started my flip in Shenandoah’s end of March and made it only as far as the Flip Flop festival where I ended my hike due to a knee injury. Keep hiking your doing great! TeaBerry

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    1. I Hey Teaberry,
      Sorry to hear about your injury. I have had a trail injury in the past that ended a hike and it really sucks.
      Glad to hear you are enjoying the journal and thank you for the support.
      Little Bear Stumbles


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