It's your friendly neighborhood Wendy here with another update from the trail. We are camped out at Rufus Morgan shelter lining ourselves up for a 1 mile descent into the NOC, a resupply, and a 6.6 mile climb up to the next shelter.
Funny thing about the hills out here; just when you think they have you beat, they give you a breath of fresh air and keep you coming back for more. Breeze and I have enjoyed 2 days of great weather and climbed to beautiful view after beautiful view.
Even the biggest climb in the South doesn't have us terribly worried- this is just another day up another hill. We have finally gotten a grasp on trail mentality and we are hiking our days in a much more enjoyable fashion. In addition, my legs and cardio are finally showing improvement. I even got to drag Breeze behind me for an hour or so today when I really got my long legs pumping! I say this only because he will be kicking my butt tomorrow uphill ;)
Well tonight is a short post for me, we have to be up early to make sure to give ourselves plenty of time for the climb tomorrow.
Someone in love with the trail right now
Wendy AKA Alex
PS the quote in the title comes from the infamous SoWay. While we aren't fast yet it was fun to take our time knowing 10.6 is easy mileage!