Appalachian Trail Day 148
07-25-01 17.1 – miles
Chairback → Logan Brook Lean-to
AT – 2096.7
I didn’t sleep well at all. The shelter deck was very uneven. I kept sliding down. Plus it was hot until it rained.
The trail was very easy compare to the last couple of days. The humidity was greatly less today. I actually had 10 miles in by 11:30am. That’s the first time in a while. Lunch was at Carl Newhall Lean-to.
After lunch on top of Gulf Hagas Mtn. I got my first good view of Katahdin. It brought tears to my eyes. I can’t believe it’s been 15yrs. And 2000+ miles to get here. I saw OJI and Double Top Mtns. It’s tough to express my feels at night. Usually I’m too tired or uncomfortable to write. It blew me away seeing Katahdin. Never have I been so happy to see a pile of rocks. All I think about is summit day. It’s going to be so nice to hike back up with Mark and my dad like we did 15yrs ago. I can’t wait.
I forged a river w/o getting any leeches. But a dog did bark its head off at me while I took off my shoes. Tonight its cooler and less humid. It’s still early but I don’t have much to write. I can say I only have 5 days left and I can’t wait to be home. The trail has diffidently taken its too on me. My feet are hurting. I must roll my ankles 3-4 times a day. MY left ankle hurts ever morning when I wake up. My knuckle still hurts from when I fell. Tomorrow should be real easy.
Get out there!