Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 3 Stealth Site to Lance Creek

Friday, April 15, 2016, AT Mile 24.3
Walked from 21.0 to 31.3 or 10.3 miles.
Started 07:40 AM, stopped 03:27 PM.
Ave mph was 1.32, excluding lunch.
Battery used:  7 percent
Last night was pretty peaceful. Occasional gusts of wind, and my habitual rolling from side to back to side to minimize the calf discomfort. I kept the food bag in the tent and didn't see any bears (:-)

Please note this app's mileage is not in sync with the official trail. My GPX file starts the zero mile at the start of the approach trail, 8.8 miles before the official start of the AT. 

I feel a lot better today. Less miles and the knee was better. I pushed hard the last 4 miles to get one of the 6 camp sites here. In a mile bear canisters are required for camping until you get over Blood Mountain. I didn't want to risk my knee by pushing over the mountain today. 

The weather continues nice but windy. It does get cold at night and the strong winds get through the mesh around my bathtub flooring. The mesh is meant for ventilation to prevent condensation. 

I was able to make a call to Susan with just one bar. I couldn't do that with the phone last year. A couple of good shots today but I won't post them till I get a strong signal. Have a good day!

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