Day 33

It was a chilly morning up on Bald Mountain. The ground froze solid and my breath condensation froze onto the inside of my tent. I was fine in my sleeping gear, so all was good.

I got going around 8:30 a.m., I was not in any rush as I was planning on just a 10 mile day. As I got to hiking I decided to do more and camp just outside of Erwin, Tennessee. That turned my day into about a 17 mile hike.

It stayed cold and windy until about 12:30 p.m. After that it got pretty warm. A lot of this stretch of trail was pretty rocky. I rolled my ankle a few times, nothing injuried me though.

Caught a few new wildflowers, that I have not posted before.

Towards the end of the days hike, I spotted a little lizard enjoying the sun. There were actually a fair amount of lizards in this one stretch, but all the others ran away.

I likely will take a zero in Erwin this weekend. I will see what the weather looks like and if the guy I hiked with from the start can get here too.

6 thoughts on “Day 33

  1. Love the pictures of the mountain flowers and other creatures!!!

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  2. What an adventure you’ve had already! Spring flowers are the best! I hope all the wildlife ignore you as the journey continues. I love reading your posts and the pics are awesome! Stay warm! I hope your friend catches up.

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  3. Yes, it looks like spring is trying to pop! The flowers are all popping, the lizards are sunning themselves and the days are slowly warming! Enjoy your zero day in Erwin!

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  4. I look forward to reading this every day–so interesting to track your progress! Love the pictures and the descriptions of what you’re seeing.

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  5. Those darn lizards just are the worst to get pictures of, I’m glad you got one at least! Can’t wait to hear from you daily.

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  6. Those pretty little flowers are two colors of violets. The leaves and flowers are edible. A lot of people pick them to make nicely scented jellies and also preserve the flowers in sugar to eat on salads and stuff. They have vitamin C and other good things in them. Although, you might enjoy them more just by looking at them 🙂

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