Day 29 (April 21): Well, I've now been hiking out here for 4 weeks now, which is hard to believe. I also hit, 300 miles today, which is great. I'm starting to get my trail legs and continue to increase my average mileage. I've met some really great people in that time, some that I've been seeing for a couple weeks, some for just a couple of days. Some days have been very hard, either physically or mentally (or both), but I continue on for that dream of one day standing atop Mount Katahdin in Maine.
I got started around 7:45am this morning and made good time to start. The highlight of the day was getting to meet the @ellieontheat crew. Ellie was fast asleep in her carrier, but I talked with them a couple minutes before heading uphill some more. I've been following them on Instagram since before I started the AT and had a feeling I'd see them soon, as they posted they'd be in hot springs this weekend while I was staying in hot springs for my nero and zero on Tuesday and Wednesday. Really neat to see them. I wish them well!
Other than that, the trail was the same as usual with constant ups and downs. It started raining in the afternoon and I got to use my umbrella today for only the 2nd time since I started, so at least it's getting some use. I'm staying near jerry's cabin shelter. It was raining and thundering when I arrived so I waited till it was lighter to pitch a tent. The rain stopped after awhile and I took pictures of a cool camo moth on a super mossy tree. It's amazing how much moss is here on both the living and dead trees. Really green.
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