Sunday September 17, 2017
Toll House Gap 17 miles
Total mileage 1813.1
I ate a lot yesterday. The most I’ve eaten in a while. I know I need the calories and I’m feeling better about the trail. I am ready to finish it and trying to stayed fueled up. I even had my first soda today. It was a coke and it didn’t taste as good as I thought it would.
I stayed at Doe River Hostel last night. I had a room to myself. It’s the SOBO bonus. There are very few people on the trail and in the hostels.
We have been encountering a number of trees down on the trail from Hurricane Irma. Dave, the hostel owner told us that there were sections of trail in GA that were closed because of the blowdowns. Hopefully that will be cleared up by the time we get there.
My alarm goes off at 620 this morning. I didn’t want to get up. I didn’t want to hike today. But up I go and a hiking I went.
I slackpacked again today. This is my last day and tomorrow I put on my full pack after more than a week of slackpacking. I’m not sure how I will make it through tomorrow.
HOOTIE and I hit the trail about 8am. We had some great views today and trail over large grassy bald. Most of today’s views are from Hump Mountain and Little Hump Mountain.
I had another fall today. I think I am ok. I may have a bruised hip tomorrow, but I’m not scraped up.
Today I am thankful for my health and ability to do what I doing. I’ve had to make some hard decisions among the way, but those decisions have have lead me to this path.