Day 39

What a great day. I am stealth camping tonight with Clipper, formerly known as Godzilla. Camped about 2 miles south of Moreland Gap Shelter. Have a nice little campfire going tonight. Today’s hike was about 17 miles long. It was pretty relaxed today and the scenery was different.

Had sunny skies all day long. Hiked in shorts most of the day. There was a climb first thing this morning, but otherwise the terrain was gently rolling by my description anyways.

Took a short sidetrack to go see Jones Falls. A scenic waterfall and a place where I refilled on drinking water. In the City I enjoy good tap water, but the cold water out here just tastes so much better.

A little while later, an owl was observed, as it observed us.

Sometime today I passed 400 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Today, I reached 411 miles (420 miles including the Approach Trail at the start).

Ran into Nomad and Slider on the trail today. Slider has a 3 pound plastic trombone with her, hence the trail name. Maybe we will hear her play it someday, word on the trail is she is pretty good with it.

Miss everyone! But I am also tickled still to be able to have this experience and I am grateful for all my supporters.

10 thoughts on “Day 39

  1. Sounds like you had a great day on the trail, J. Amazing what good weather will do for ya! Alas, we have snow in our forecast again for this weekend… 6″-10″ is what they’re talking about. I hope the forecasters are wrong! Enjoy the warmer, dry weather and dry trails my friend!


  2. WOO HOO! 400 miles! Incredible! I am constantly amazed at the tenacity exhibited by you and your fellow thru-hikers. Just inspiring. I would’ve given up long ago.

    Congrats on reaching that milestone! We all love seeing the pictures and following along on your journey. People at work talk about your blog often.

    Keep on trucking, Pace Car!

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    1. Thanks for the support, it means the world, especially on those hard days.


  3. Jess, Chad, Dean and Ryan April 12, 2018 — 12:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Looks like a great hike today with the falls and wildlife.

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  4. Looks like a great day! The picture of the owl gave me a thought…Vivian loved owls! so I’m sure shes watching out for you too. 400 wow! Let that sink in box car , I mean pace car. So look forward to the posts,Keep em coming.

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  5. Congrats Jason! Love your pictures and your descriptions every day. We’re all behind you and sending you good vibes along the way.

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    1. Thank you. I really do feel and appreciate the good vibes.


  6. Just wanted to let you know how happy we are that Jess gave us your blog. We have been following you since day one. Beautiful pictures! It takes a lot of strength and endurance. Good for you!

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    1. Thank you guys. It is also a lot of stubbornness. One foot in front of the other. All the cool people hiking and in the towns and back at home really helps too.


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