Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 24-Aug-1993
August 24, 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.
8/24/93 – Tue.
I did over 25 miles today but am still in bed & writing by 8:30. The rain started coming down really hard about an hour ago. It was a really nice day until about a mile before the shelter, when it started clouding up. But, I got here before it started raining, as did “Pooh Bear,” another northbounder. He is 26, a carpenter from Massachusetts, whose girlfriend dumped him while he was on the A.T. He’s a pretty cool guy, and I have enjoyed the evening.
Tomorrow, I hope to do the 20 miles to Killington, VT, where The Inn at Long Trail (my next maildrop) is. Tomorrow, I talk to Julie, and the next night I see her!