I want to take this time to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has left comments on my blog. I no longer have the time to respond to each comment (I’m using my scarce time to write the journals) but I read each and every one. The fact that so many folks are following me on my adventure is a huge source of inspiration for me to keep going. If you have been reading along but have not left a comment, please leave a comment to let me know you are out there. To my regular commenters, thank you so very much!

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Hiker hunger is a real thing. Despite all of the food I ate last night, I woke up famished this morning and set out to find a remedy for that situation. I normally despise the food at fast food chains and prefer to seek out diners and small restaurants. Today I hit the jackpot at the Mountain View Diner in Charles Town. Yeah, I ate that for breakfast.

Appalachian Trail

Oh yeah!

After my soul satisfying breakfast, I set out to continue my battlefield tour with a trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park. Again, in the interest of becoming more current with my trail journals, I will defer my complete Gettysburg address (haha) until a later date, so please check back. Honestly, though, I don’t understand why a trip to this battlefield wouldn’t be on the bucket list of every American.

I forgot to mention a few folks that have left the trail during the past few weeks. The cutest couple on the trail, aka CCOTT aka Captain and Be, got off the trail in mid-May. After 860 miles, they went to Charlottesville and rode a train from there across the country to California to work on an organic farm for a few weeks. They are still having an adventure and continue to post beautiful pictures taken during their day hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail.

On June 4th, Bushy and Sparks, the couple that I met while doing a training hike at Torreya State Park, announced that they were getting off the trail and are now calling their thru-hike attempt a LASH (Long Ass Section Hike). They plan to go back to their home near Tallahassee, sell their house, and continue the nomadic lifestyle in a motor home. Doesn’t sound like a bad plan to me!

My battlefield tour is now history and I plan to resume wandering my way down the A.T. in the morning. See you on the trail!