Today after packing up I decided to hike a mile or two before making breakfast. There was a lot of tall grass and ticks at my camp site. The climbs were tough today mostly because of the heat. I can’t imagine what July and August will be like . I discovered that singing by myself in the woods I can make up my own verses and I’m always in perfect key. Well, who’s to know ? I try to make the verses meaning, like a psalm but I am no David.
Along the way I met more hikers as well as Buddy and Mars from yesterday. I asked Flask to take my picture at the 1/4 mark. The other day I passed 500 miles with Lori and Belle and now I’m on my way to being 1/2 way through. I saw another hiker I met from before my leave of absence but he didn’t recognize me (Phantom). He was with a group of guys in their 60,s who were laying on a bank by the road. Sometimes I think the trail is a good excuse to regress back to the days when as kids we would just lay on a hill staring at the clouds. Sometimes the relationships formed remind me of junior high in hyperspeed. Friendships last as long as a lunch break or as long as you can keep up with the guy in front of you. Then later they are reunited at a shelter or hostel in some other town.
by the road. Sometimes I think the trail is a good excuse to regress back to the days when as kids we would just lay o