We completed hike 23! Graham, Warren and I added 3.4 miles to our total mileage.
We walked with our friends, which really helped to keep Graham motivated. He walked almost the whole way. Of course, the one tandem carry session was going up the largest hill on the trail. But isn’t that the way of things?
Our friends introduced us to a love of mushrooms. We’ve been noticing them all over now.
Note to self: carry fewer things! Even with the ‘long’ hike, I didn’t use half of what I brought. I’m starting to just double up Warren’s diapers and not worry about changing them on the trail. Graham only ate one of the snack bags and we ate the rest for lunch once we were back to the car, so there was really no reason for me to carry them.
Total mileage: 47.5
“The river stones are listening
because we have something to say.
The trees lean closer today.
The singing in the electrical woods
has gone dumb. It looks like rain
because it is too warm to snow.
Guardian angels, wherever you’re hiding,
we know you can’t be everywhere at once.” -Yusef Komunyakaa