I'm going back...
Okay it's just about etched in stone now. I got my sh@# together and rebalanced the body after getting off the trail two weeks ago at Neels Gap.
A Brother and sister in-law are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN Sunday and have agreed to assist me in getting back to the trail. So Monday I should be in Neels Gap and heading north once again.
With the lessons I have learned over the past month the rest of the trip should be a relative breeze. No longer will I say to myself that I have enough water to make the next water stop 7 miles away when I have 2 liters in hand. I'll stop and make sure that I drink at least one litre and top off the supply. In the morning if there is water readily available I'll make sure that I force myself to drink at minimum two litres before I leave camp. At night when water is available I'll make sure that I drink as much water as I can stand. (Hey I would rather get up several times in the middle of the night to pee than go thru a bout of dehydration ever again.)
Certain, WhoAh, NicoleLena, Gadget, etc. I hope to see you all on the trail at some point once again. Quite possibly at Trail Days if not sooner.
Where's that D#$@ Dancing Banana when you need it?:p
Don't be fooled by the warm weather we are having down here. Take those winter clothes you will need them.
FYI, you weren't the only one who didn't have enough water from Hawk Mtn Shelter to Justus Creek. Seems quite a few people did the same thing.
Good luck and have a safe trip.
Originally Posted by Touch of Grey
2 Liters of water in the morning? Are you a camel or what?:p
Good luck with your restart. I admire your determination.
best of luck to you and have a safe journey!!
Hey TOG...GREAT to hear you're headed back! That same stretch about did me in too. We were warned and I rationed my water, but it totally kicked my butt. Just take it slow man...no hurries no worries!
good to see you post here wonder woman... i mean certain<g>.
Originally Posted by Michele
and good to here you're gettin back out there TOG.
looking forward to hearing more adventures & seeing you guys at trail days hopefully... & hot springs if you can make it. ...tim
Keep it up out there, TOG...slow and steady.
Btw - you DON'T NEED that banana...that's why you can't find it! :D
TOG, best of luck on your continuing journey. just take it slow and make sure you have plenty of water....
Thank You everyone!!!
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