The Appalachian Trail passes thru NY about thirty miles south. While we are waiting for our computer and the fourth, we might just go down and walk a few miles with our packs on. It is something you sorta have to do to get the pack adjusted to your back. We will have to load some stuff in to simulate food, like FOOD and have a little picnic on the way.
Once we forded one creek about four times, boots were wet. That night I dried them by the fire, which is a no-no. The next day they hurt her heels something terrible. We were on a mountain over looking a beautiful valley called ‘God’s Thumb Print’. We had three days of food. We camped in one spot until the food ran out and her heels were still bad. She had to hike four miles to get out of the woods. I really felt so sorry for her.
We both have fallen several times, but no bones broken of bad skins or cuts. We have quit hiking in shorts now for fear of cuts and abrasions on the rocks if we slip.
Ever heard of Trail Angels? They are the folks who on their own will fill gallon jugs of fresh water and place them on the trail, especially in dry weather.
Most of the time when you pass a hiker going in the opposite direction you will stop and exchange information such where is the next water, or what is the condition of the trail ahead. Of course you exchange names and where you are from and when you started you hike.
Funny incident. We came upon two guys who were not hiking the whole trail. They were only hiking a couple hundred miles to sneak in on a friends wedding. They planned to go in just like they left the trail. Evidently these guys were close and it was going to be a great occasion.
Gotta quit, thanks for coming by the log.
Walking 20 minutes can add to your life.This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $7000 per month.
Just to cheer you up!
(and I am having a snack of corn bread and milk!)