Day 69

Woke up this morning and saw a acorn, that looked like a face looking at me. just outside my tent. Looks friendly enough. What do you think?

Hiked down The Priest this morning, dropping about 3,000 feet. This means there then was a climb of about 3,000 feet to the top of Three Ridges Mountain. It was a hot, humid and rocky climb up. It took a few hours to get up. It was a day to govern ones pace and monitor fluid intake for sure.

Towards the end of the day, had a hike of 5 miles or so through a boulder field. Slow going, but still easier than this morning.

By the end of the day, I hiked about 19.5 miles to a campsite on Rock Point. It has a great view and all of the effort today was worth it. Thunderstorms were predicted tonight, so far nothing. There was some distant thunder, but it has long since stopped.

I thought about the positive comments I have received over the last week today. That is how I kept my mind busy and happy today. Had so.e chats with a few other thru hikers as we cameled up on water at water sources. Cameling up is drinking a lot of water at the source and then refilling the water bottles. Sometimes the water bottles are not enough.

10 thoughts on “Day 69

  1. Wow! Especially amazing photos today.

    Last night as I was packing for a short birding trip I was thinking about how I have way more clothes and boots than you do for a trip of many months in a tent. Much admiration for your ability to make do and grit your teeth through a lot of challenges…

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    1. I hope you have a great time on your birding trip. Bring enough gear so you are comfy and enjoy it. Let me know of your great bird sightings.

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  2. Jess, Chad, Dean and Ryan May 12, 2018 — 8:04 am

    Keep cameling up brother. Did you name your acorn Wilson?

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    1. No. To me it looks more like Dean in the morning.

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  3. I think the acorn was pretty creepy Jason — but I loved the sunset pictures!

    Aunt Nancy

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  4. Your pictures are totally awesome! Carry on!

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  5. Sorry Jason, I think you’ve been on the trail too long and are seeing things. That acorn doesn’t look like a face. You should drink more water.

    hahahahahaha

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    1. You meant more Moscow Mules I am sure.

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      1. Yes, thanks for that correction 🙂

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