7:30 Woke up. Went to privy. ate breakfast (granola), packed up, sewed hole in my pocket shut, got a q tip from Beowulf
9:05 started hiking, after I decided to start taging snacks (what we call day hikers) with clothespins.
9:12 Went up rocky hill.
9:20 took a picture.
9:45 tripped on a rock
10:00 stopped to tie my shoe, get a drink, and pee
10:12 another rocky hill, cleverly avoided a tree branch hanging in the middle of the trail
10:17 made it to the top of the hill
10:20 scrambled through a tree that blocked the trail, then saw a baby garder snake.
10:58 slid down a wet rock a few feet
11:16 passed snacks wearing hunter orange unnecessarily
11:30 got to road 6.7 miles from shelter, sat ate bars with glide and Beowulf, drank water.
11:55 got more water and started hiking again up hill
12:43 still hiking up hill
12:51 flattened out, stopped to drink. Noticed my boot has a pretty large hole in it (thanks pa rocks), and noticed I'm not wearing my thundercats sweatband! I really hope I just took it off in my sleep and it's in my sleeping bag.
1:55 swallowed bug
2:15 went 6.2 miles since road caught somersault (Mizzou grad) and pork steak, lunch time (pb on a bagel and crystal light strawberry lemonade).
3:14 back on the trail, 6 more miles to the shelter for the night
4:28 scared a falcon off it's kill, a squirrel.
4:35 made it to shelter! The lion killers were here already with a fire going. And gave me a riddle: the maker doesn't need it, the buyer doesn't want it, and the user is oblivious to it.
6:00 learned about anthrosite coal, which burns for a long time, a town called Centralia, pa is on fire underneath because of it and was evacuated.
6:05 rinsed off in spring.
6:08-6:50 played a word game called contact with everyone, and worked on my spoon.
7:15 glide showed up at the shelter, I checked my sleeping bag for my sweatband nothing :'-(
7:30 boiled water for dinner
8:10 made my clothespins to tag snacks this weekend
8:17 ate my awesome backpackers pantry dinner!!
8:26 answer to riddle, a tombstone.
8:39 read shelter log book, wrote a note asking if anyone finds my wristband to try to catch me.
8:39 burned trash, hung food
8:45 went pee
8:49 stoked fire
9:01-9:16 sat by fire only grabbing small twigs I could reach without getting up to feed it. I also learned that the shelter I'm staying at tomorrow can have pizza delivered to it! Score.
9:18 heard a large crash in the dark, probably just bigfoot
9:30 got into sleepingbag
9:39 wrote in journal about today's events drew a picture, checked book to see where I'm going tomorrow, 18 miles.
9:41 saved blog, turned off phone, went to sleep.
Today I tried my hardest to accurately record exactly what I did and when. It was kinda hard but fun to look back on. I hope you enjoyed it. This is a great example of a typical day for me.