Appalachian Trail Journals 04-13-03

Journals From A 2003 Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail (by Loony)

Entry #22 – April 13, 2003

7:40 PM – Staying in the Wesser Bald Shelter tonight with Nathan and Wee Willy the Prince of Whales. Willy and Pirate (who set up his tent) are characters to say the least. A couple of middle-aged mountain men who are blue blazing around – definitely not interested in thru-hiking. Just going wherever whatever trail takes them. We left our site (just past Wayah Bald) this morning around 8:30. Took a few good breaks along the way. We only have 5-6 miles until we get to the NOC tomorrow. We probably won’t stay, just resupply or whatever. Jersey showed up here this afternoon, too. The weather’s still great and I think it’s supposed to hold out for 2 or 3 more days. Hopefully until we get to Fontana Dam. Oh – and Andy had a big accomplishment today. He sang “100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” all the way through for the first time ever.

Congratulations, Sven Saw.