Appalachian Trail Day 68 - Blackrock Hut - Hightop Hut

Appalachian Trail Day 68

Day 68, 05-06-01

Blackrock Hut – Hightop Hut

21.4 miles, AT  –  884  – 3,175 feet

6:56 AM 4:15 PM

60-70°, Overcast/Cool

Last night at 2:30 AM a Whippoorwill was going nuts in front of the shelter.  It only stopped because I went to the bathroom.  It woke almost everyone up.  I was cold too so I put more clothes on.  Didn’t help much t00.

Appalachian Craig Fowler - Trail Day 68 - Blackrock Hut - Hightop Hut

Tonight I will be cold.  It’s very cool now.  Tonight will be another full night lots of us here.

I saw three rabbits, two deer (32), and lots of birds.  Saw an American Red Start at the shelter.

Al and I made great time to Loft Mountain Campground.  We changed plans to eat our packed dinner Bills wife brought.  We had it for lunch.  We had chips, apples, Oreos, Subway subs, and cokes.  I was so full afterwards.

Appalachian Trail Day 68 - Blackrock Hut - Hightop Hut

Al W.

Todays trail was the best yet.  Smooth and rolling.  Some steep climbs.  My feet loved it but my right foot started to give me trouble.  My second toe in from the left has started to smash into the end of the shoe.  If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

Once more twenty to do.  There is a food place at the end!

Scatman 2011- I don’t remember having so many issues with my body and feet.  That AT is a beast.  It really makes me want to go back and hike it again with half the weight and see if my experience is a better one.  If you read yesterdays entry you might have noticed I talked about the Whippoorwill and I thought it was singing just as it got dark.  Seems I have forgotten a lot in the last 10 years!

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Scatman

Get out there!

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