Appalachian Trail Journals 08-02-03

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

Entry #109 – August 2, 2003

8:30 PM – Not a good day of hiking. The scenery was nice & all that, but I am just sick of the stupid bugs, the humidity and sweat pouring off of me, always being filthy and hiking, hiking, HIKING. I am sick of getting into this tiny tent and laying in this clammy sheet with Andy elbowing me all night. So, I am sick of a lot of it, but I will never break down and quit. We have less than 700 miles now – should be doable.

We didn’t quite make it to Limestone Springs Shelter – we’re tenting somewhere before there. Took a shower under a showerhead coming out of the side of the building @ the hydroelectric plant. Not the most effective since we still had clothes on, but got our hair washed anyway. Ate dinner @ the park by the river and a dog followed us from there about a half mile. Almost thought we had a new Trail buddy.

Into Salisbury tomorrow to resupply…