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Happy & Yappy now Dorothy and Toto's 2018 Appalachian Trail Journal : Slow no fun walk : Trail Journ

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Walk trail Dorothy Journal Appalachian

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Destination: Thunderhill Shelter

Today's Miles: 4.70

Start Location: Petites Gap Parking lot

Trip Miles: 1419.50

Destination: Thunderhill Shelter

Start Location: Petites Gap Parking lot

Today's Miles: 4.70

Trip Miles: 1419.50

Happy & Yappy now Dorothy and Toto's 2018 Appalachian Trail Journal : Slow no fun walk : Trail Journ


Deep snow drifts  

Tent camping in the snow was warm and cozy though hard to pack up.  We were low on water so I had to skip my coffee and oatmeal.  We had some bars which Rusty shared.  Then we packed up in the tent.  The floor did get wet but not flooded.  Packing up the tent was hard because my fingers were frozen.  Once again my shoes were frozen so they were hard to put on too.  Also I was dreading hiking in the wet and deep snow but fortunately Rusty was just excited to be out in the snow.  

The first couple miles were fine just slow and uphill.  There was also trees and branches on the path though not nearly as bad as the Shenandoah.  It was harder to get around them though because of the drifts of snow.  

Once again when the temp warmed up, the snow started clumping to Rusty and I had to carry him.  My calves and really whole body were sore.  While carrying him I pulled the snow off as best as I could.  Then I put him down to walk until the clumps got too big for him to move.  No fun slow process!  

When we got to the next shelter it was 1:30 and we walked less than 5 miles in 5 hours.  I got water and fed Rusty.  I made myself a hot tea since it was too late for coffee.  The next  shelter was 5 miles away so I decided to stay here.  I got more water, hung up my tent and put warm dry clothes on.  Rusty chased birds then laid in the snow.  I started making dinner around 3 and then Rusty hopped up to share.  I took off all Rusty’s snow clumps which took awhile.  I did not want him to go back in the snow so I put his leash on.  Then we ate dinner and I set up our bed.   I started getting chilly so I brushed my teeth and got in bed around 4.  Rusty did hear birds again so is now sitting on top of the covers in guard dog mode.  I wrote my blog and fell asleep by 5.

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