Days 0 and 1: Naples and Springer Mtn, GA

Trip Start Mar 15, 2010
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Trip End Jul 23, 2010


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Monday, March 15, 2010

So we made it to the first shelter on the AT at Stover Creek. Today took some adjustments after being on vacation in FL. The temps are around 40 now and it was windy up on Springer with clouds swirling...

I had wanted to hang out and enjoy the summit and beginning of the trail, but we hightailed it outta there. Most of the day was on the Approach Trail. Bout 9 miles up to the top. Since my mom is with me and she's never done this before we had a slightly slower pace.  Probably good to warm up anyway!

I'm feeling great, my newly refurbished boots felt pretty good. Mom is hurting a bit, but hopefully nothing that a good nights sleep won't heal.  No blisters yet.. That's worth something right? The shelter is kind of loud, I might resort to earplugs but I don't want to be unfriendly.  I'm basically living with these people for the next months!

Last day in Naples was great... I met up with Daniela my friend from chile and we went to the beach. What's the last thing you want to do to your back before hiking with a pack? Yeah I got a monster sunburn... Like a lobster.

No trailname yet, but there are lots of people without one. Not much phone service but that is not really a priority, I kind of want to escape all you losers! ( haha not really, send me emails or texts are probably best.)
Its beautiful to be on the trail, I wonder how long that sentiment will last.
Good night!
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