Appalachian Trail Day 5
03-04-01 Day 5
Day 3 of rainHit the trail at 7:45 AM and did my first 4000 foot (Blood Mountain). I got to Neels Gap at 10:20 AM. I didn’t shower but I did dry my dirty clothes. For some reason I was in a rush to get to Low Gap Shelter. Rain was forecasted so I did 14.7 miles to get here. My feet hurt from the miles and impact they take. I bought some postcards, bagels, hand lotion and a knife. I forgot to ship back my film and I didn’t but any and now I have 1-2 pictures for the next 5-6 days. I need to make a list before I get to town from now on.I saw some type of sparrow today, a squirrel (gray) too.
The sun came out for a bit. I finally got to see some of Georgia. Today was a tough day. 1 4000 footer, 3 3000 footers, lots of gaps too.
I got a Coke and a banana. I didn’t get to camp until around 4-4:30 PM. I was so tired. I barely got my supper down. Had to put my food bag on a bear safe cable. It’s raining again. It should be getting cold tonight and then warming up until Friday and more rain. Saw more woodpeckers (Hairy or Downy).
Get out there!