11-30-12

Days since my thruhike began: 226
AT miles hiked today: 1.5
Total AT miles hiked: 2048.6
Miles to complete my thruhike: 135.6

Neither of us felt up to hiking twenty more miles today, so we used the day for chores and just hiked the 1.5 miles from the road to Troutville to the Daleville road. It was easy and only took 35 minutes. I didn't wear a pack at all, which felt odd, but was good to give my pack sore a break. Karen had another hiker, called CW, over for the night. He will be hiking out with us towards McAfee Knob tomorrow. We are slackpacking, but he will go out to stay for a few days.

Karen made a great quiche and kale salad for dinner and we visited later than we probably should have. I haven't gotten eight hours of sleep in one night for days. If you think you will have a lot of time to sleep, read, meditate, learn something new, or any other thing other than hiking and chores on a thruhike, you won't. If time relaxing in nature is what you want, do a section hike and keep your mileage goals modest.