Day 63 -May 9 2017 – 15.7 miles – Dismal Falls to Docs Knob Shelter
There are days on the trail where almost nothing happens. No views. No stories. Just forward progress through the simple beauty of nature.
I think my journal entry for the day sums the day up perfectly.
Journal Entry 5/9/2017 –
” Raining this morning turning into a cloudy / fine mist for the rest of the day.
Hiked alone this morning and felt at home in the tall pine forest.
Hiking is what I do now and that’s ok. Passed several views today but they were all clouded in. I took it slower this morning and just looked around and appreciated the landscape I was in.
Met Towhee and her husband Jaybird (a triple crowner). At one point I stopped on a clouded in ridge and listened. There was no wind and I could hear my own heartbeat. Pretty cool.”