Good day everybody! Today, I hiked about 17.5 miles. I am camped two miles or so, south of Glasgow, Virginia. Tomorrow, I will enter the town for resupply and right back to the trail.
Today, I “got” to hike through the guillotine, on the trail. It’s a boulder wedged up above two rock walls.
Also walked through the most blooming trilliums I have ever seen for a few miles. Locals say you won’t see this anywhere else on the AT. It was spectacular by any measure. No picture can do it justice.
Today was a nice hike. A nice hike does not mean easy. There was a lot of elevation change yesterday and today. But it was just nice.
I made it to camp, along a nice creek. First thing I always do is set up my tent right away, no matter how nice it looks out. Then while it was still nice, I soaked my feet in the cool water of the creek and rinsed out the clothing I wore today while hiking. Back to that no matter how nice it looks part…sunny day today a few clouds. My dinner just finished cooking, then dark clouds suddenly rolled in and gave a down pour of rain. Me and my gear are all dry, except the clothes I rinsed out, they are getting a second rinse on the clothes line.
Side note…they say your feet swell from hiking so much. So I took a picture of my current hiking shoes, next to the Croc shoes I started the trail with.