Day 1 – Springer to Hawk Shelter

April 3 

Day 1 – Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain shelter 9.0 miles

What a day! It’s near 5pm and I’m laying in my tent. I’m pooped. 

I’m so out of shape lol. 

It was a beautiful day – mid 60s and blue sky. Trail was up and down, rocks, roots and mud. But I made it. Barely. 

Met a lot of great people along the way. Spent the last hour hiking with a couple from Washington State. 

Doubt I’ll push myself tomorrow as hard. Next shelter is over six miles and no water in between. That means I had to fill up at a stream and will have to carry extra water tomorrow. I’m carrying 3 litres, or about six pounds. Ugh!

Anyways, I’m doing well. 

Camp area I’m at has at least another 20 campers. 

That’s it for now, soon it’ll be dinner time, then I’ll roll out my muscles and hit the sack. 

3 thoughts on “Day 1 – Springer to Hawk Shelter

  1. Hoppy Hopkinson

    Great work, keep it up. We are all touting for you. Hoppy.

    On Wed, 3 Apr 2019, 5:00 pm 1 Adventure After Another, wrote:

    > Nina Martin posted: ” April 3 Day 1 – Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain > shelter 9.0 miles What a day! It’s near 5pm and I’m laying in my tent. I’m > pooped. I’m so out of shape lol. It was a beautiful day – mid 60s and > blue sky. Trail was up and d” >

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  2. Pauline Hopkinson

    Sounds exhausting but your doing well,that’s what counts !!

    On Wed, Apr 3, 2019, 5:00 PM 1 Adventure After Another wrote:

    > Nina Martin posted: ” April 3 Day 1 – Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain > shelter 9.0 miles What a day! It’s near 5pm and I’m laying in my tent. I’m > pooped. I’m so out of shape lol. It was a beautiful day – mid 60s and > blue sky. Trail was up and d” >

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