Friday August 25, 2017
Bobblets Gap Shelter 18.4 miles
Total mileage 1443.4
I leave Stanimals Hostel in Glasgow for the last time. Bob our shuttle driver takes us, THE OLD GUY and me back to the trail. I start out with 2.5 liters of water. Our first water source is 15 miles in. At this water stop I get 4 liters of water since the shelter we are going to doesn’t have water. I had to carry that water 3 miles. I didn’t think I was going to make it. It was heavy.
The water sources are starting to dry up. Some of the plant life on the sides of the trail are also starting to wilt.
We hit the trail about 7am. The temperature is cool and I enjoy it. Although it wasn’t as cool as yesterday, because we lacked the cloud cover today, it was still a nice day.
We had more awesome views. We are walking along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I see no other hikers along the trail today. I only see site seers on the Blue Ridge Parkway at an overlook. Yesterday on trail I only see a few day hikers.
I am starting to have quite a bit of foot pain. It is mostly in my right foot. Jim is bringing me new shoes next week. I am due. These shoes now have over 700 miles on them. I am so excited that Jim is coming up to see me. May was the last time I saw him. The day can’t get here soon enough for me!
I see four deer on the trail today. They are just so tame. They must watch you walk by.
Today I am thankful for dry grass. No wet shoes and socks for me today.