Day 105 Catfish Tentsite to Clarence Fahnestock State Park (5.5 miles). 1424.0 miles total
Heat and humidity for 3 days is more than I can take. I couldn’t mentally get myself to go another mile.
I have doubts about my sanity regularly out here but today was one of the few times I’ve questioned whether I can physically make it. Kerri told me to “keep my chin up” and Brooke said to “embrace the suck!” Ready for a bounce back day tomorrow!!
One of the lures for staying at the State Park is that there is a concession stand (burgers, etc.). The other is that I saw a sign inviting thru-hikers to stop by campsite #12.
Joe was there with sandwiches, cold drinks, and chairs…with backs.
Joe, 72, has never hiked the trail but has camped here regularly for last 15 years. Started meeting hikers and began providing trail magic 8 years ago. Thinks hikers are crazy but keep him young.
If you’ve got any extra mojo, please send it my way!