Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The End of Hike #5 and the NOC
What self respecting blogger wouldn't sneak a selfie into the blog at some point. Just be glad that you can only see me and not smell me. After hiking 21.4 miles you tend to get a little ripe. Anyway, I made it out of the woods around 6:00 p.m. and was glad to see that Lacey and her friend Daniel were waiting for me outside of the NOC.
My longest single day hike was now behind me (21.4 miles) and I felt pretty good about having accomplished that hike. I've now officially hiked 135 miles and I only have 2,040 miles left to go. The bad part about stopping at a place that is only at 1,723 ft. elevation is that the next hike is going to be uphill... very uphill. Oh well, that will be in a few months when the soreness has worn off and the trail will once again be calling my name. Until then... keeping hiking... I think I hear banjo music.