Thursday, August 7, 2008

Probably done for the summer

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.

5 comments:

KBiz32 said...

Hi, I'm planning on my own thru hike NOBO in 2012. I'm vegetarian and I'm wondering if you have any meal recommendations. Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

I think you should change your blogger name, Your Moab's are not VEGAN FRIENDLY?!?

emily said...
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Trail Name: Olive Oil said...

KBiz32... sorry to have missed your comment, I haven't been on this blog much (and had it emailing an old email address). I ate a lot of oatmeal, pb+raisins, and cous cous!

Trail Name: Olive Oil said...

Anonymous, we all do the best we can. There are a few vegan hiking shoes available now, but at the time (4 years ago!) there was only one brand and they didn't fit me.