Well, I have to say my bruised butt felt much better today than I thought it would. I did 21.4 miles today. Now, I do need to say the trail in the Shenandoahs is easier than what we have been doing.
It rained again today. It wasn’t raining when I left this morning at 6:30, but it started around 7:30. I had to stop and put my raincover on my pack. I didn’t put my raincoat on. I normally stay warm while hiking so I prefer no raincoat because I sweat so bad in it. This morning was in the low 40’s. I got wet, then cold.
Luckily in Shenandoah National Park the campgrounds have a small store. Like a convenience store. I stopped there for about an hour. I warmed and dried and ate a bunch of unhealthy food and drank coffee.
Now when I left I had my raincoat on. My feet were soaked all day again today. It’s starting to seem like I’ve hiked with wet feet more than I haven’t.
The shelter is full tonight. I had to take the upper deck because the bottom was already full when I got here. I already fell once trying to get up here. I hope I can get down.
Engineer, Maple Syrup and Timber are here. Also Captain, Billy Goat, Alps, Clothes Line, Pac Man, Husky, and Beetle.