Day 43 – Mon 4/2/18

Day 43 went from mile 132.3 to the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) – 4.4 miles.

The climb today was moderate. My cardio loved today, but my ankles hated today. The whole day was descending in elevation.

I think today I finally figured out how much water I needed for a hike – which is super helpful!

The first thing I got when I hiked into the NOC was an ice cold cider and a cheeseburger! It was the best cider and cheeseburger I have ever had!

However, a large portion of the hike was in the direct sun the past two days as I found out…

You definitely stare at your feet more than you would think.

We camped down the railroad next to the river. About an hour before bed, I started feeling really sick on my stomach, but thought it would pass. Wrong! I threw up a couple of times. I was terrified because I thought I contracted noro! I don’t think it was noro because once I threw it up, I felt a lot better and never had diarrhea. I only had a gurgling stomach for about 36 hours. I believe it was either food poisoning or something in the water that I got from the spigot at the outfitter.

Thanks for joining me on Expedition Elizabeth!

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elizabetherincoker

2018 A.T. NOBO Thru-Hiker

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