I think I'm finished hiking for the summer. I might make it out in the fall though! Cooler weather would be nice.
I went out and hiked 95 miles (all of CT and half of MA) in a week. My knee was really bothering me the last couple days of it, so I came home to make sure that it would be okay. It is okay, but it took a few days of ice and rest and stretching to get it to quit hurting when I walked down stairs. I saw lots of red efts, ate lots of blueberries and got lots of mosquito bites while I was out. It was a lot of fun. I also put in my longest day so far on the trail, 21.4 miles on a mostly rainy day. That is 11 hours of hiking, eating while I hike and taking two 10 minute sit-down breaks. I was only going to do 18.6, but I saw that a person I had met on the trail was 1.8 mi further so I pushed on to have some company. It was worth it, I like to hike alone sometimes, but on a rainy day I'd rather have someone to hike with. The next day was rainy and it was nice to have the company.
I should put pictures up. I'll do that sometime next week. I should also update my sidebars and tidy up the blog in general. I can use it to keep track of my section hikes and see how much of the AT I've done. While I decided that I'm not a thru-hiker (right now anyway), I would like to finish the AT in sections. It is a bit inconvenient to do the southern half, but if I do it in large chunks it won't be too bad. I'm getting to like taking busses everywhere.