Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 17-Jul-1993

Date July 17, 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.

7/17/93 – Sat.

14.5 mmiles today to the David Lesser Memorial Shelter. A southbound thru-hiker named Rob Roy showed up shortly after we did, and Roadrunner rolled in about 7:00.

A quick note: Roadrunner is a CPA from Albuqurque (sp?), NM — early to mid-50s.

14.5 was probably a bit long for Julie, but she toughed it out and we were still here by 5:00 PM. Her knees are fine, but her ankles and feet are bothering her a bit. It’s only 8 miles to Harper’s Ferry tomorrow, though, and we’re not supposed to arrive before 3:00 PM, so we can really take it easy.

Again, I am going to cut this entry short in the interest of getting the most out of the time I have with Julie.

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