Appalachian Trail Day 11
03-10-01 Day 11 – 7:45 PM
16.4 miles, 108.9 AT miles
Betty Creek – Siler Bald
Sunny 20º AM / 38º PM
Today was too much! The plan was for 13 miles but the campsite sucked and was too close to the road. I should have stayed at Rock Gap with the college kids. There were a couple of cuties there.
I think I passed Jessie and Bris. I will make a late start tomorrow.
We’re on top of a Bald. So it’s going to be cold tonight. I’m with Mr. Pat again and Shamus. The sunset was great.
The hike in general was good until the last 3 miles. I was hurting. It didn’t help I had ten pounds of water on me.
I heard a Barred Owl last night and tonight. Twice now I have gotten callbacks. I also saw two red squirrels and one chipmunk.
The fire tower on Albert Mountain was great. The views up here are just as well. We’re at 4,700-4,900 feet.
Steve and Skipper went home today. They were the coolest guys yet. They gave us a ton of food and left us with tons of great memories. They’re the reason why I’m out here, to meet people like them.
Scatman 2011: This is the place where I got my trail name “Scatman” from Shamus.
Get out there!