Location: Pine Swamp Brook Shelter
Total Miles: 194.6
Today's Miles: 10.0
Slept near two guys last night who started in Georgia back in March. It's interesting to be able to do directly juxtapose their current state and mine. From pack size to clothing carried, how deftly each set up, and took down their camp - from their routines to their very demeanors... they were thru hikers.
As I lay here waiting for hiker midnight, (after taking a brief nap and bringing my bear bag down again for second supper), I can't help but think that the gains from being out here long enough have to be so much more than well-defined legs and a sweet beard.
There *must* be more.