Things are going so well, I just wanna dance around like a crazy person…..and sometimes do. I spent the last week hiking with Tide Walker. Not only was it lovely to spend time with another female, but it was just nice to say, “Look at that beautiful waterfall!” and have a response. We made great time together, and pulled a marathon yesterday. 26 miles into Damascus and we did the whole thing in 10 hours, including an hour and twenty minutes of breaks. It didn’t feel too strenuous either, and now we have the luxuries of a hiking town at our fingertips! It’s been great.
After a much needed shower, I came down the stairs to see the back of a young man’s head that very much resembled BAM. I froze, and questioned it for a second, “Bam can’t be here, he’s way behind us.” Then I timidly said his name and he turned around, grinning, but looking like a gentle breeze could blow him down. Turns out he pulled a 34 mile day to catch up to us. You can chalk it up to male pride, but also, it’s pretty impressive, and I was happy to have his company last night. Though he got pretty wiped out pretty early.
So, we are forming a little troupe. I’m the trip planner, Tide’s the photographer, and BAM is the entertainment. It’s going to be great. My back pain went away completely and now I have a goofy, floppy hat to keep my ears from blistering. So things are looking up. Everyone is jealous of my pretty town clothes and I’m so happy to have showers and restaurants near by. We’re taking a well earned 0 today and then hitting the trail in the morning for a 4 day stretch on to Atkins. Where my mail drop awaits. I’ll be caught up by then, half a day early in fact.
So, you see, life is great. Thanks for listening and I’ll write more soonly!