Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #107 - August 2, 2003
8:30 PM - Not a good day of hiking. The scenery
was nice & all that, but I am just sick of the stupid bugs,
the humidity and sweat pouring off of me, always being filthy and
hiking, hiking, HIKING. I am sick of getting into this tiny tent
and laying in this clammy sheet with Andy elbowing me all night.
So, I am sick of a lot of it, but I will never break down and quit.
We have less than 700 miles now - should be doable.
We didn't quite make it to Limestone Springs
Shelter - we're tenting somewhere before there. Took a shower under
a showerhead coming out of the side of the building @ the hydroelectric
plant. Not the most effective since we still had clothes on, but
got our hair washed anyway. Ate dinner @ the park by the river
and a dog followed us from there about a half mile. Almost thought
we had a new Trail buddy.
Into Salisbury tomorrow to resupply...
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Preparing to Hike
the Appalachian Trail?
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.