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  1. Day 85: Zero in Lexington

    Had a nice relaxing morning. Definitely feel ready to be done with the trail. When I was in town I use to feel anxious to get back and I definitely did not feel that this time. I thought about zeroing again, but I think itís best to get to Waynesboro in time for Mary and Brandonís visit. It will be easier to slack pack around that town. Figured out my resupply and relaxed in the room for the remainder of the day. My leg looks like itís scabbed up, so I should be good to hike with no risk of infection. ...
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  2. Day 84: Mile 800

    Leaving Glasgow today and hiking into another town, Lexington. I ran into 2 thru hiker girls yesterday that I have been leap frogging with and one of their husbands is visiting and shutting them around. They offered to take me into Lexington. It will be nice to get a hotel room to myself. Today I have 11 miles mostly downhill and flat. The trail is pretty muddy today after several days of evening storms. Had my first whip out today. Slipped on a slick mud section, fell forward and skinned my right ...
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  3. Day 83: Slack Pack SOBO back to Glasgow

    Today I have a short day of 11 miles from Punchbowl Road back to Glasgow. Start the day of with a climb then itís all downhill. I donít know why, but I guess Iíve never been the first one to blaze the trail. I walked through so many freakin spider webs it was ridiculous. Luckily it only last 2 miles then I passed another hiker going NOBO. Made it back to the bridge about 2pm. Got one last dinner at the only restaurant in town. While I was there the storm came in. Raining absolute cats and dogs. ...
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  4. Day 82: Slack Pack into Glasgow

    Today I have 17 miles to officially make it into Glasgow. Thankfully itís mostly downhill, so it shouldnít be that bad. Also looks like it shouldnít rain today which will be nice. Tried to give a time for pick up with some cushion, so there wouldnít be any issues this time. Told them 4pm and made it to the parking lot by 3:40pm. Unfortunately, the shuttle didnít get there till 4:30 and apparently the last one left at 3:30 so I just missed it. Oh well. One of the things Iím trying to learn out here ...
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  5. It's been a while, hasn't it?

    My records show that I have not done back-packing on the A.T. since July of 2019. That's a long time! Last year I did get in some day hikes on The Trail, but the total distance was a mere 18.6 miles. This last week I got just under 13 miles in about 48 hours of finding out my trail legs have lost quite a bit of zip.

    My planning continues to be (1) driving to that point on the A.T. that I have not yet hiked, (2) parking to this Point A, (3) getting a shuttle from Point A to Point B, ...
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