Day 6 – Fri 2/23/18

Day 6 went from Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap – 6 miles.

Even though I had new shoes, had Nero’d, and then Zero’d, it was not a single bit easier. My feet were still killing me, and I noticed my calf muscle in my right leg felt pulled (most likely due to over compensating for the bruising and blistering on the inside arch).

However, today was exciting!

When we went up to Mountain Crossings to head out, I got to meet Bethany “Snap” Varner who was doing some trail magic! I watched all her YouTube videos from her 2017 thru hike!

She is so nice! I was so happy I got the chance to meet her! She basically killed the AT single-handed-ly! Like she is awesome!

After she filled me up with chocolate milk, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and bagels, I set out for a day of views!

Basically, these are all the pictures I took going up to Levelland Mountain, Wolf Laurel Top, and Cowrock Mountain.

Levelland Mountain

Wolf Laurel Top

Cowrock Mountain

Tonight, I got into Tesnatee Gap where there is no where to camp except in the paved parking lot, so that is where I tented. I met two other guys Maverick and his son (Maverick is on YouTube, I believe he said Maverick_71). They camped in the parking lot with me, so we made the best of it! Really great guys! Maverick and I have the same tent, so it was nice someone else appreciated it as much as I do! We all ate dinner together, and then passed out!

Thanks for joining me on Expedition Elizabeth!


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2018 A.T. NOBO Thru-Hiker

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