2100 Miles

Friday October 6, 2017 Deep Gap to Dick’s Creek Gap Hiawassee, GA 16.7 miles Total mileage 2111.5 SHORTCUT, who I summited Katahdin with drove up from Florida to hike with me today, but unfortunately I messed things up by changing our hike for today. She missed a couple of sections on her northbound 2017 thru-hike and wanted to fill them in. So we only got to spend last night together. It was so great to see her again. I only got to hike with her for the last 3 days of her northbound hike, but she was a blast. SOULFLOWER and I had so many laughs when she joined us. HOOTIE bought me some trail magic this morning while our shuttle driver had to stop for gas. He has gotten me addicted to peanut butter M&M’S! 😋 Before we separate and go in different directions. Pictured below HOOTIE, SHORTCUT and ME. I didn’t have that great of a day today. I fell twice and said so very adult words as well as shot the trail with my middle finger!⚠️ There was so many down trees to go around and so many limbs on the trail that I kept tripping over thanks to Hurricane Irma. The trail kinda of got the better of me. We passed into GA today and only have a 9.9 mile section in NC to finish. And only 79.2 miles to finish the whole trail!

Today in am thankful for… The little things!

6 thoughts on “2100 Miles

  1. I’m excited to see both you and Hootie with only a few days to go! Perhaps you will get to wait out a day or so for hurricane Nate to go by. Stay safe!

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  2. It’s the little things that make this life worth living. I’m glad you are able to appreciate them and grateful you had friends to help perk these last few hard miles up!

    I thought of you on my hike this weekend. 3 1/2 days out made me remember what it was like. As rough as the ‘stinky’ and ‘sweaty’ and ‘buggy’ was on this short hike, it gave me new compassion for what you must feel like having been out there dealing with it for months.

    You are SO CLOSE! …and I’m so excited for you. Not only for the fact that you will finally be able to go home and recuperate, but for all you will have accomplished.


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