Week 8

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We finished our last 100 miles in the South! We realized we were going to make it to the wedding in PLENTY of time, so we slowed down a tad bit and absorbed the time more. The weather was much better this week as well, so we had more sunshine time 🙂 Even though we could take it easy, we still had great trail legs and the terrain was simply a piece of cake at this point. So we still were able to put in 15-18 mile days easily. The trail has settled down a good bit because we’re through the NOBO bubble.

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We crossed the NC/GA border. Two states officially down! It feels weird that this section of the trail is over. We are now 1/3 of the way through. The next time on the trail is Maine- a totally different experience! We took 3 full weeks off between finishing in GA and flipping up to ME to attend some family functions and spend time with friends and family.

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Goodbye South! Hello Northeast!!

 

11 thoughts on “Week 8

  1. It’s great to catch up with your progress.
    I know rucksacks have improved since I hiked with only shoulder straps but I have huge respect for the weight that you are both carrying.
    Cliff

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  2. This is all so cool! It looks like Ellie is having a blast!
    +1 for the respect in you carrying extra weight. You guys are amazing.

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  3. This is the first AT blog I’ve been reading and I’m glad it is. You 3 are doing something amazing. I’m glad you finally found time to update and are doing well. You both are great parents to be doing this with Ellie. Safe hiking. Hope to hear more soon!

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  4. I just checked in for the first time since you guys started and am thrilled that you guys are doing so well! (Admittedly I’m also slightly jealous — you picked a PERFECT time to do a long trip with Ellie! I remember how easy backpacking with Karina was when she was that age — this season she is almost 2 so nearly 30 lbs but can only walk a few kms!! So. Exhausting. :P)

    I also wanted to see how you were getting on with the coupled thermarests…do you find she slides into the crack at all? We bought an Exped Duo mat which is AMAZING but not all that durable it seems since I’ve had to patch it twice and we have only had it 3 months!)
    Keep on rockin’ it mama! Such a great adventure 🙂

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  5. I’m really enjoying reading about your trip! Beautiful pictures as well. An amazing trip to be taking with your little girl. Motivates me to take our 14 month old on some more adventures! 🙂

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