Originally Posted by swampfox
Even with all your preparation, I was worried about you. 62 miles this past week is a phenomenal accomplishment in my book.
Originally Posted by ShellD
Sorry you had to cut it short but I do commend you for hiking 62 miles in the heat we have had here the last few days. I think a lot of people underestimate the FHT because it is technically not in the mountains. However, I have read journals of people that have hiked the trail after thru hiking the AT and commented on how difficult it is.
Perhaps I shouldn't say this before a few more days pass for better perspective, but I've hiked 1,000 miles of the AT, all in the South except for Katahdin, and this past week on the Foothills Trail was harder than any week I've had on the AT. I've never run into so many wooden steps and stairs.
On the other hand, I've never run into so much good water. We jumped in streams and/or the lake at least twice a day to combat the heat, sweat, and grime.
It's been two full days of R&R now and I'm pretty much back to normal, but it took that long.