Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #4 - March 6, 2003
Went up north last weekend; our main goal was to
find a storage unit, but we weren't having much luck. I never imagined
we'd have a problem finding one, but there was nothing available.
We finally found something about 15 miles from our parents' places,
which shouldn't be too bad. We're planning our move for Saturday
the 22nd. Andy's brother and his wife will be town with their trailer
to help us load our stuff. That helps out a lot, since we won't have
to rent a U-Haul.
We're pretty much counting down the days at work.
Unfortunately, I caught some kind of flu bug and haven't been feeling
top notch the last few days, so I left work early today. Andy had
yesterday off; he had a wisdom tooth pulled. Between all our aches
and pains and sicknesses, etc., we're starting to wonder if it's
all real, or if it's in our heads. What's it called - transferring
stress and nervousness or whatever. Your body starts reacting physically.
Some friends of ours were just telling us about it. Our bodies playing
tricks, I suppose...
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Preparing to Hike the
Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers
include the Appalachian
Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail
Conference), the Appalachian
Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian
Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide
for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The
Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters,
and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road
crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent
tools for use during a long distance hike.