Day 68 Pass Mountain Hut to Gravel Springs Hut (13.1 miles) 956.3 miles total
Think I lost a bit of conditioning during break. A little more sore in legs than normal after not a big distance.
Good weather today. Mostly cloudy and about 60 degrees.
Met a mom (Bam Bam) and her 14 year old son, Little Bad Ass. They started hiking mid-March. Husband/dad at home. He’s a very polite and bright young man. Had been attending a private school. Dropped out of school to do this. Bam Bam said “We’ll figure that out after we get to Maine.” I am sure he will do well in life.
Also met a mid-40’s Aussie named Shepherd. He’s previously hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. When he completes the AT, he will have completed the Triple Crown of hiking. When he’s not hiking, he bikes. Currently working on pedaling from Alaska to Argentina. Started in AK and bike now in Cancun, Mexico. He’s put on 15,000 miles so far! Said he has a couple sponsors and is frugal. Hasn’t been home for 3.5 years.
Excited to hit 1,000 mile mark in 2-3 days!