Day 9 – Mon 2/26/18

Day 9 – ZERO’d.

This is day number two trying to heal up my bad ankle.

I got up this morning around 8:30 am to hit up the breakfast and hope to catch Noah and Sleeves on their way out. I missed Noah, but caught Sleeves just before his ride arrived. He was in great spirits! Probably about to pound out more miles!

After breakfast, I came back to my room to get my laundry done. One load and done.

Once I got that folded up, mom told me my package had arrived that morning to the post office, so I went to pick that up. On my way out, I saw Jesse (spelling?) and Don who had just gotten in from Dicks Creek Gap ready to take a Zero tomorrow. Great guys!

When I got to the post office, I learned that not only had mom’s package arrived, my bounce box arrived too!.. which was great, but not great at the same time because it is a BIG box and I didn’t have a ride! Thankfully, I stuck my thumb out and a guy in a big white work pickup truck gave me a ride to the Holiday Inn Express which happened to be right beside his worksite!

During that time, Life Alert and Whisper made it into town and slammed some Hardee’s before heading up to the Holiday Inn to check in.

I went through my bounce box and set out 3 days of food for Gooch Gap to Neel Gap. All I need to buy is a new fuel canister, a large smart water bottle, and a small smart water bottle. Oh, and an ankle wrap… which is where I’m going now! BBL!

I was able to pick up an ankle wrap and waters.

Tonight, I hung out with my Tramily -1, Life Alert and Whisperer.

Thanks for joining me on Expedition Elizabeth!


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2018 A.T. NOBO Thru-Hiker

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