Day 16

I slept really good last night and this morning. It was warm for an evening.

I hiked 14.2 miles today to the A. Rufus Morgan Shelter. I hiked in shorts and with my sleeves rolled up for the first half of the day. The second half of the day I hiked in the rain and fog. The last few miles were pretty steep downhill. Going downhill is the hardest on a hikers legs, we can go uphill all day long.

Getting wet while hiking when it is warm, is not bad at all. It is kinda fun. One just has to be a little more careful, as wet rocks, clay and tree roots get pretty slippery.

This evening as I am writing this blog post inside my tent, there are some routine thunderstorms.

To obtain drinking water, I use a Sawyer filter. Basically take unfiltered water from a creek and put it in a water bottle/bladder for that, screw on the Sawyer filter and gently squeeze the water bottle/bladder and filtered water comes out that goes into another bottle. Pretty simple and fast. The filter will filter at least 100,000 gallons of water. The only complication, a minor one at that. Is the filter cannot freeze. So hikers sleep with the filter in a zip lock back inside their sleeping bag. The filter weighs about 3 ounces.

I am done massaging my legs and feet and I am ready to go to sleep. Sleep well everyone.

3 thoughts on “Day 16

  1. Sleep well, J. A new day tomorrow -the spring equinox! May you have sunshine and a cool breeze!

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  2. Thanks for another great post, just look forward to them everyday. How have the tent and pack been holding up, any leaks? You did have some low elevation, hang on to those nails. Looks like some more rain coming along, hope it’s warmer at least. Have a good safe day.


  3. Very awesome views! thanks for the photos!


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