We have been getting out and doing more and more hiking these days. Novel concept, you know, since we live ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL.
We are trying to re-hike the miles north and south of here so we are experts in our field. We get very specific questions about the trail in the area and I hate giving generic answers.
In any case, the other day, we hiked an 8-mile section, reuniting with Fire Marshall. Team Skin and Bones, except we are no longer skin and bones … The crazy thing is, on September 7, 2011, the 3 of us hiked 20 miles and could have probably hiked another 5. On September 7, 2012, we hiked 8 miles and almost died. It is sad to lose your thru hiking legs and lungs, but such is life!
It was great to be back out on the trail, to hear the familiar clanking of poles on the ground, to get super sweaty, to feel my muscles burn. I look forward to a lot more of that in our future!