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APPALACHIAN TRAIL | DAY 75/76 | MAY 21/22: wowWEEEEEE!!! I didn’t get back on trail until 1pm, then I did 15 miles before sundown, and THEN...I did THIRTY FOUR the next day!!! I never thought I would be able to pull that kind of mileage on this trail, much less after taking two weeks off but BAM! Here we are.
Ok, but, why put in that many miles, you ask! I am horrible at calculating resupply timing—I shipped my package to Port Clinton because it was halfway between Pine Grove and Delaware Water Gap, NOT because I thought I could get there before 11am on Saturday (when the Post Office closes). That would be nearly 120 miles in basically just over 3 days of hiking! No, I didn’t think about that, so I’m hauling ass to make it there in time to pick up my package, otherwise I will be stuck waiting through the rest of Saturday, all of Sunday, and into Monday morning when they open again 🤦♀️
The rigorous walking schedule has been beeeaUuutiful (if not a bit disorienting). Catching sunrise every day, gorgeous sunny and cool fall-type weather, so much greenery 😍
And yes my body feels like it’s going to fall apart any moment, like my muscles are rubber bands lazily yanking old twig bones along the trail, but we’re getting there, friends. We’re getting there. at Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania