Last night I set up camp deep in the woods. I had enough water that I did not care there was no water nearby.
During the night, I would shine my light out and it reflected back to me from animal eyes. I determined it was raccoons. They would look at the light and then dodge down and then peak up again, over and over. I enjoyed the fun game before bed. I slept soooo hard and good. Woke up for a minute when I heard light rain.
I packed up camp and got my hike on. 7.5 miles to Harpers Ferry, WV. I have wanted to come here since middle school history class. It was another very rocky hike and steep downs into town and some light rain.
I was laughing and I had happy tears thinking and living this milestone for a lot of reasons.
I stopped in at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor Center as I came into town. They took my picture for me and one for their log book where they try to get one of all thru hikers. They also have a special lounge area for thru hikers to relax in.
I have a room at the Town Inn for a few days.
I am taking two zero days as a treat and explore the town. I will do a separate blog entry on that.
Here are two songs to enjoy.