Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 27-Jun-1993

Date June 27, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows.

6/27/93 – Sun.

This will be a short entry for two reasons: fist, I am tentatively going to do a 26+ mile day tomorrow and want to get an early start, and, second, I will not see Julie again after tomorrow morning until I get to Harper’s Ferry, and there will be plenty of other times to make long entries.

I have never before said of myself that I hate good-byes, and generally they do not bother me, but I have suffered true misery of late when it comes to saying good-bye to Julie. i have really started to doubt whether I will last all of the way to Maine.

Julie went to K-Mart today and bought a cheapy pad, a cheapy blanket, and a cheapy backpack, so we will sleep in more comfort tonight.

And that, dear journal, is all.

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