April 29, 2017
Total Miles: 342
Yesterday I made it into Erwin, Tenneessee. Woke up feeling absolutely terrible. Stuffy nose and sore throat.
I made sure to drink alot of water while hiking which seemed to help out and the sickness went down some through the day.
It was a hot but gorgeous day. In the morning the clouds/fog were in mountains. Made it look SO cool.
The hostel here provided a free shuttle to wal mart. A lot of people wanted to go do they had to take 2 vans. On the way back our van broke down. Haha!
So we crammed into the other. I found a tiny spot between the driver and passenger seat.
It has been actually pretty cool to have someone I know at each shelter. I have a feeling her and I will hike together for a while longer. She reminded me of some of my best friends where we just spill the beans about everything in life and act like we have known each other forever immediately.
She came into the hostel yesterday and said Izzy I think your trail name needs to be ultra.
She said because I just jump into things and do them. Like running a marathon without having done a half or anything close. And running an ultra marathon and picking the 50 miles when the 40 was knocked out. And hiking the Appalachian trail when I haven’t been hiking or backpacking.
I kinda like it…. Will test it out and see if it sticks. 😁
Time to get moving.
Iz and Oz