Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Heading out this morning

I wasn't expecting to be able to update today, but we got in really late last night and are doing some last-minute grocery shopping this morning. While some of the guys are doing grocery shopping, we're visiting the AT Conservancy headquarters to get maps and kill time... and, on their computer, add to the blog!

We got in around 11:30 last night after dropping off Ryan's car a week up the trail so he can leave then, and Travis's car two weeks up the trail so he, Eric, Dustin, and Emily can leave. I arrived at the campsite just as it started storming, and Travis and I had the first chance to test out our open-air tarp in a thunderstorm. It held up (despite both of our extreme doubts) and we stayed dry! Hikers: 1. Nature: 0.

We're all excited to get started, and slightly unsure of what to expect. What are these shelters like? How many people will we meet? Will we get eaten? Only time will tell...


  1. Who swam the river and who hiked across the bridge from Harpers Ferry into Maryland :)? Did you walk about 15 miles the first day?

  2. Praying that you will see the stars tonight and dry out tomorrow!

  3. Man, I wish I were there, but I don't have enough summer. Maybe one of these years I'll find time to hike the whole thing. Have fun.

    Oh, also, I thought I would opine that you guys probably won't last too long if you keep score against nature. You gotta work with it.

  4. Guys, this is just what we were talking about before you left...

    Beer Hydrates Better Than Water: