Date: 21 Feb 2018 09:58PM CST
Location: Trail Angel's home in Crestview, FL
Today's Miles: 25.4
Total Miles: 1019.2
Early start today, had miles to make. Woke up before sunrise, packed up, chatted with the two local trail angels before heading out.
Beautiful section, very reminiscent of the AT. Still very Florida, but add in a few gently rolling hills with stereotypical dips down into streams and back up and out the other side.
Didn't stop much today overall. Had very little food left from my last resupply, most of it being dinner style rehydration food. Ate a Talenti container full of rice for breakfast and lunch, and two packets of ramen for late lunch and early dinner.
Decided about half way into the day to reach out and take the two trail angels up on their offer of providing me a place to stay for the night. Gave me some incentive to get a move on. Hot food, a shower, and a bed will do that to you sometimes.
Afternoon was more pristine trail through the base. No issues like yesterday gettting caught in a burn area or restricted areas.
Managed to get to the trailhead linkup point right on time, my ride pulling in a mere minute after I arrived. Angel drove me through town back to their place, where we picked up another passenger and went off to dinner.
Had an amazingly big and tasty bacon cheese burger with fries, and sweet tea for days. Good discussion and shop talk about hiking, gear, and future plans.
Arrived back at the house and continued the conversation well into the evening before everyone started yawning uncontrollably and we all called it a night.
Full day of road walking tomorrow. Plenty of restaurants and fast food joints though, so some grazing is most definitely in order.