Appalachian Trail Day 100
Day 100, 06-07-01
Dennytown Road – Morgan Stewart Shelter
19.7 miles, AT – 1418.1 -1285 Feet
6:45 AM 6:15 PM
I slept very well last night. The trail was normal NY style. If theres a pile of rocks, you’re going to climb it. We did have a great break at a viewpoint over Canopus Lake. We had lunch at RPH Shelter. The water was from a pump. At first it was only a little funky. It tasted like iron. As it sat, it got cloudier and cloudier. It was terrible. I hung out all my gear, which was damp.
Tangent, Moonshower, Anduleia, Happyfeet and Hatman all left before me. I wasn’t even packed. I put the afterburners on and caught all of them.
We had lunch/dinner at Mountain Top Market. I got Yodels. Coke (12 oz), and a Gatorade. Then I ordered a pizza and got another Coke (20 oz.). Then I had a Ring Ding and another Gatorade. To say the least, I was full.
We had another four miles to go in which I saw another Ribbon Snake and four deer (65). Even though we’re at a shelter, I’m tenting. I don’t like the mosquitoes. I’ll buy a head net in West Hartford with Jim.
My scalp is so dry. I found another tick walking on me and another one dug in on my hamstring down near my knee.
We have a fire going for the first time in a while. Its almost hiker midnight (9:30 PM). Another 20 or maybe 30 tomorrow.
I saw two adult turkeys with 6-8 young and another adult with over a dozen young. It was really funny to see the babies flying. They’re almost as funny as an adult turkey.
Scatman 2011- I can totally recall eating and drinking all that food but I don’t recall the market at all. The weather was typical New England weather, hot and humid. Ticks occupied my thoughts whenever we went through grass or over grown brush. I would do spot checks ever 10-20 minutes some times. I constantly had that “something is crawling on me” feeling most of the day. It didn’t help I was usually the first on down the trail so I had to walk through all the silk worm webs.
BTW, hiker midnight is 9pm, NOT 9:30.
Get out there!