June 17, 2017
Total Miles: 1121
Initially woke up this morning to rain. Pitter patter on my tent. Oh no.
So I went back to sleep and amazingly it stopped an hour or so later.
I was able to pack up my tent without getting my stuff soaked.
Started hiking and soon came across the official halfway mark!!
I haven’t mentioned My sleeping pad has acquired a hole some where. So it becomes deflated during the night.
I ended up waking up 3 times to inflate it during the night.
Therefore. I woke up with a puffy face and low eye lids.
This picture shows how I really felt. Planner was tired too.
After 10 miles we arrived at Pine Grove Furnace general store.
Did I participate?
Absolutely! Ice cream? My weakness? I get to eat a whole half gallon with no shame afterwards.
Hell yeah! Where do I sign up?!
There is no “time limit” and you have to buy a container and pint. Therefore you have the option of two flavors.
I chose neapolitian for my big container. A recommendation Sparkie told us because then you wont get sick of one flavor.
yes. That is crazy…
Alex took 30 minutes.
COLD. Honestly. I felt fine through the whole container and most of the pint. When I had a few bites left of the pint though… I had a wave of nauseousness. But by that point. Just finish the dang thing!!
We were given little wooden spoons for finishing.
Just a little dinky thing.
And yes, we hiked on afterwards. Fifteen more actually to finish out the day with 25 miles. I felt extremely full for the first two miles then it slowly decreased.
Around 330 I even had a second wind and was cruising real fast.
Time to start counting down the miles now!!
Here is my im freezing, full of ice cream, nauseous, I can do this face.
Today we only had an easy 4 miles into Boiling Springs, Pa.
Terrain went from down to flat.
Boiling springs is a gorgeous town. The first one I have walked into and really liked. Hmm.. maybe ill move here 😉
Insognas…Thank You. Your package will help more than you could imagine. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. ❤️
From there we headed to the local cafe.
We had decided to have a nero and completely chill out. We walked alot in D.C. So we really didnt get to rest our bodies.
Today we planned to do as such.
First. I ordered some baked oatmeal, muffin, and latte.
We sat at the coffee shop till around 1230 and around 1 we had some former hiking friends that were a day behind us come pick us up.
We were so fortunate to have been asked by this group called the moonshine gang if we wanted to come to one of their parents house that lived close by.
The moonshine gang is a group of 4 boys. Ham bone, woodpile, laser beam, and hobbs. There isnt a chance you wont laugh when you are with them. They are hysterical.
We spent the rest of the day at ham bones parents house. Who lovingly opened up their home to us.
We watched T.v.
Then we sat outside and chatted for hours and had a delicious dinner. I didnt even get a picture of it because I scarfed it down. Pulled Pork sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, fruit salad. Man it was yummy.
Woodpile is on the left. Ham bone on the right. Laser beam went home for most of the day and hobbs did too since they all lived near. We talked about all we had seen and done since trail days since that was the last time we saw them.
Man it was SO nice to see and catch up with them again.
Later woodpile and I went long boarding.
We even both got our own bed for the night. 😱
Ham bone thank you so much to you and your parents for welcoming us to your home and helping us out with our “town chores” and more!
We plan to head out tomorrow and do some more miles!
Iz and Oz