Carried a conversation with a bird. I have no idea what I said in his language but I hope it was not offensive.
Saw a bear. My first wild bear ever. He sprinted his massive weight away quickly and despite the realization that he is afraid of me, it was frightening to see how quickly he could move his bulk.
Stepped in poop
Got really tired
Got un-tired. considered doing a thirty mile day
Then got really tired again and thought I might take a nap
Karate chopped a wasp
Yelled at a bird to shut up
Reminisced about the butane canister we threw in the fire at Brink Road Shelter
Twisted my ankle on a rock, cursed the rock
Cursed Pennsylvania for its rocks
Considered going home for thanksgiving
Considered skipping Pennsylvania because it sucks
Considered going home for good
Decided to continue hiking
Thinking about Georgia too much. Singing Ray Charles “Georgia always on my mind” too much.
Discovered a hole in my down booties
Discovered a hole in my shorts
Discovered a hole in my sock
Discovered a hole in the logic of a thru-hike.
Received a text message from a friend saying “I MISS YOU!” And felt everything seemed to be in its place.
Fell asleep to a crackling fire underneath the lights of a pitiful meteor shower.