Appalachian Trail Day 94
Day 94, 06-01-01
Blue Mountain Lakes Road – Rutherford Shelter
22.4 miles, AT – 1313.9 – 1345 Feet
6:30 AM 5L20 PM
Day 20 Rain
Last night was a good night. I slept well. I found my Leatherman inside my sleeping bag. The odd part is I had it totally unzipped at Petes place. I cant believe it never fell out.
We got an early start. Moonshower, Mukwa, Anduleia, Hatman, HappyFeet and Tangent all walked in a big group. I stayed with them all day. We had a nice break on a rocky mountaintop. Nice views and breeze. I was still very sleepy so I didn’t say much most of the morning. After the break, I snapped out of it. The next stop was a road crossing, where Worthington’s Bakery was. I got two apple pastries for a buck. They were some of the first to be made so they were a few hours old. I called Jason Fowler and my fried in the Berkshires. Both were good. Jay is taking his CFA test tomorrow.
After lunch I realized I left my food bag at the store. Luckily it wasn’t far back when I remembered. We had lunch late 2 PM. After lunch my shin began to hurt. Mind you Im the eighth person to have this shin problem. It’s a pain that starts low on the outside front of the shin and goes up. It hurts really bad going down. Im going to elevate it tonight. I hope it’s better in the morning. I don’t want to slow down and chance losing this group. I really enjoy their company.
The shelter roof has a couple of leaks. One is right next to my head. We put a bandana down to keep it from splashing my down bag. Saw a deer (60).
Time for bed. Let’s hope the leg is better tomorrow.
Scatman 2011- I recall Blue Mountain Lakes Road where we slept but I don’t recall the rest of the day. I do however remember the shin pain. It got really bad by the end of the day. I recall Tangent gave me some sort of pain pill and I elevated it all night. The shelter was pretty run down and in a hollow.
Get out there!