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6/14/18 Day 326 AT Day 88: Tom’s Run Shelter to Alec Kennedy Shelter and halfway done with the AT!!!!

July 5, 2018

 


Miles: 21.2
Steps: 43,405
Elevation Gain: 2,860 feet

Another truly amazing day! Woke up and passed the midway point for the AT almost immediately.  There’s a monument, it’s not at the real midway point, but it’s fun and I took photos.

A few miles in there’s a park with a store and an AT museum nearby.  The store is famous for the half-gallon challenge, where hikers attempt to eat a half gallon of ice cream.  I tried and I failed.  I ate like 3/4 of a half gallon, which I’m fine with.  I watched others crush the ice cream in various fashions.  Pretty amusing, ended up hanging out there for a few hours. The museum was pretty cool as well!

Next up was swimming.  Murph and I were going to go to the public beach, but there were a lot of people there and we didn’t want to stink them out too bad with our thru hiker grossness.  We walked down a large stream quite a ways and chose a nice spot to swim.  The water was brrrrr cold, but it was sunny and felt great to clean off a bit.  

Next up was some hiking, then a great 2 hour lunch break amidst the shade and breeze.  Really an awesome time, then more hiking and even a few minutes of night hiking for good measure. 

I didn’t describe it too well, but today really was amazing.  Going to bed now listening to the sounds of a stream about to enter the world of a dream.

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