Friday September 8, 2017
VA 670 Holston River 19.3 miles
Total mileage 1665.1
My zero Wednesday turned into a double zero. I was supposed to have shoes delivered on Wednesday, but they didn’t come in until Thursday. This gave HOOTIE time to catch up to me so we slackpacked together today. We also plan to slackpack tomorrow and Jim will pick us up in the afternoon. He and Mom are coming up to get away from Hurricane Irma that is headed to Florida.
I wish I could say today was a really good day, but it wasn’t. When we left the hotel this morning it was only in the lower 40’s and we had to hike through a meadow. There was actually some ice on the grass. My socks and shoes got wet and it was fridged when that water hit my toes! But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was that my right foot really started to bother me even with new shoes on. I took some ibuprofen to help with the pain and I’m hoping I will be able to continue to hike on it.
The actually day was pretty. It was good hiking weather with a high of 70. The sky was clear and the sun was shining brightly. We came to an old school that was part of a settlers museum. It was open so we had a look around.
I saw 3 deer today and it was also good to hike with someone again. It makes the time go by faster when the miles are boring or you are in pain.
I am thankful that some of my family are leaving Florida, evacuating from Hurricane Irma. Which also means that I get to see them since they are coming up here. 😊I wish the best for all of those that are remaining. May you all be safe.