Day 23

Day: 23

Date: 23 Jan 2018 08:09PM EST

Location: Camping near mile 407.7

Today's Miles: 17.8

Total Miles: 407.7

 

Woke up in a comfortable bed for the second day in a row. Anymore of this and I might reconsider heading back out into the wilderness.

 

Had a wonderful breakfast prepared by my trail angel host, and after packing up all my belongings we headed back out to the trail.

 

Started walking around 1000, spent most of the morning walking through state owned park land. Beautifully cleared and blazed section, kudos to the trail maintainers in this section.

 

Hot day today, hotter than it's been in quite a few days. Water wasn't plentiful, and with the hot weather I ended up not drinking enough.

 

Stopped for a quick lunch, more to lighten my pack rather than hunger. Was able to resupply at an actual grocery store yesterday, so I packed out five days of food instead of trying to have to deal with another convenience store resupply.

 

Hiked until the sun went down, and set up my tent just as the last rays were fading. Mosquitos are out in force this afternoon and as soon as the sun started to set they became relentless.

 

Camped tonight in a small clearing underneath a canopy of trees on local Boy Scout land. Beautiful piece of land they have. 

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Day 22

Day: 22

Date: 22 Jan 2018 11:24PM EST

Location: Trail Angel's Home In Oviedo, FL

Today's Miles: 23.8

Total Miles: 389.9

 

Nice long day of walking today.

 

Woke up around 0630, put a few sundries in my pack to slack with, and went out into the house of the trail angel I'm being hosted by. We were going to do a light breakfast at the house but decided last minute to head over to the Town House restaurant instead, which was absolutely fine by me.

 

Had a double breakfast of french toast, grits, some gyro meat, some eggs, and toast. Topped it all off with a few cups of coffee and off I went.

 

Entire day was on bike paths and pavement through the suburbs of Orlando. Definitely wasn't a traditional 'trail' day, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

 

Was able to graze throughout the day on restaurant food, something not usually available on a thru. Had a nice frozen beverage from Dunkin' Donuts mid morning, a Subway sandwich around noon, and a cheeky McDonald's for a late lunch.

 

Continued on walking into the late afternoon and made it to the end of the long town section. Trail angel worked until later in the evening so I had a seat at my destination and tried to relax for a bit.

 

Shortly after she picked me up we stopped at a grocery store so I could reaupply. Afterwords we sat at her house talking late into the evening.

 

Another night in a bed, definitely getting spoiled. Tomorrow she'll return me to the trail and we'll part ways until next weekend when the hikers gather for meet Florida Trail style meetup, Billy Goat Days!

 

 

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