Boiling Springs

June 23rd, 2011

Remember those monster blister? Well, they won. I did not get nearly as far as I wanted this run on the AT, just made it to the mid-atlantic regional office, about 100 miles. Combined with the dirt, sweat, and mosquitoes made for a pretty miserable time, and I got off the trail early. It is a wonderfully easy and historic (civil war) part of the trail, though.

I think it will be a long time before I consider making another attempt. Better motivation is key, and I think I’d want to do the remaining 1100 miles in one go. I’m all for camping, but hiking multiple days without bathing isn’t so appealing anymore.

So now I’m heading back to DC to see my sister again. Still a rainy summer on the east coast.

With a mighty thanks to my mom for the warm up slack packing, and a renewed appreciation for showers, adieu.

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