Journals From A 2003 Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail (by Loony)
Entry #11 – April 1, 2003
April Fool’s Day – Boy do I feel the fool. Started from Gooch Gap Tent Area around 8:30. The day started good. We were worried about Big Cedar Mountain, as we heard it was tough. Made it to the top, still feeling OK. The downhill was what got me. Felt something in my knee go wrong, and it’s been hurting ever since. Left knee, outside. It seemed to spread to the rest then. I hope it gets better, because I’m not sure I could continue on it. We’re @ Woods Hole Shelter tonight. Sleeping inside – Too tired to set up the tent. Here with Semi & Katydid. Blood Mountain tomorrow – Hopefully I survive the downhill on my knee. Then it’s Neel’s Gap. Yippee!!! We can take showers & maybe call home.