Friday, April 6, 2012
Lots of pictures will be posted tomorrow.
Pants-on-Fire (First let me explain this hiker's trail name. So, I asked, "Patrick, how did you get your name?" It's certainly easy to imagine different scenarios for such a name. He said that someone on the trail asked him his name... to which he responded, "Pat-so-far." The person said, "Pants on Fire"? So, "Pants-on-Fire" it is.): Pants-on-Fire here checking in on Daystar's blog for the first time. The community out here on the trail is magical. Everyone we meet has experienced similar trials such as rain, hail, blisters, hunger, and the miles of hiking. I believe most are having fun still. I am definitely having fun. We wake up every day and hike and we are loving it.
Gribley (His name is based on the character in My Side of the Mountain. Sam Gribley runs away and learns to survive in the woods): I've been hiking with Daystar for about a week now and it has been great. It seems so crazy that we have hiked 200 miles in three different states in under three weeks. There's been rain, blisters, and some annoying biting flies to deal with but that's all a small price for the panoramic views of sprawling mountains, sunsets at 5500' in the Smoky Mountains, and an awesome albeit windy night on an observation tower looking down on the lights of a city in a valley below. We are living in the woods now and loving it. I can't wait to see all the next 2000 miles have in store.