24.1 miles, 56,302 steps, 465 stories climbed
988.9 miles, 2,558,028 steps, 24,661 stories climbed
Trail Magic Moments: 27
Okay, I know what I said yesterday but it was a short 24.1 miles. I had a bit of a later start than normal but I seemed to have some energy today.
About 7 miles into the hike there was an odd site…I ran into Fresh Ground!!! With a pack on!!! He closed up his cafe for now, headed up to Harpers Ferry and is currently hiking South Bound, he’s not sure how far but it was a strange thing to see. We spoke for a bit and he seemed happy to be hiking the trail. Best of luck to him!
After that there was only a few miles to the first shelter, which I was tempted to hike to last night, where O stopped a bit for lunch.
After lunch I had a nice burst of energy that pushed me the rest of the way. I left Shenandoah Park, with this being the only bear I saw:
and kept pushing.
I also almost stepped on this guy as well. I guess camouflage isn’t always a good thing.
I ended up hitting the shelter around 5 but not without coming across some free bananas along the way.
Today, was the last day of my second month. I’m just shy of 1000 miles, and I will actually cross that mark tomorrow, it’s going by so fast. I can’t believe how far of come already and yet I’m still not even halfway done!