Hamburg, Pennsylvania [mile 1990.6; SOBO 972.2]
You know… I’ve been running like a bat out of hell since 5:00 AM, which was actually 4:00 AM, and this entry is the last job on my to-do list, and I really need to rest a little. So… abbreviated chunks of random stuff!
Woke up unarrested. It was freezing cold! Actually, I didn’t sleep much, what with the fear of jail and the fact that my unstealthy site was on a rock that kept digging into my hip.
The sun came out an hour earlier. I hit the trail at 6:26. The sun was bright but the wind was terrible, like a flock of pirhana. I was freezing all morning.
I humped it ten miles to Route 61, then walked on the shoulder to Town. That was hairy, like walking on the shoulder of the Schuylkill expressway. Tomorrow, I think I’ll take the side trail out of town.
I went to Cabelas and bought a new orange hat and an orange buff, and some permethrin for tick protection.
Hey! My hotel room is exactly the same as the one in Gatlinburg, home of the ice-storm Smokies disaster!
I never thought I’d ever, ever say this… but if I never see another Oreo, I’d be fine with that. Totally sick of them.
Dinner: three Greek yogurts and a bazzilion Tostitos with salsa.
As of today: 195 miles to go. I broke the 200 mark!
And you know what mark I crack tomorrow?
That’s a LOT of shoe leather.