AT Day 5: Losing it? Bearly
Silar Bald->Sassafrass Gap
Good Morning rain. I was hoping for any early start as today is my first resuply day! Seeing how it is my first one, I figure it will take longer. Also, stopping in the outfitters to at least buy a knife utensil(TSA took mine), a warm sleeping sack and maybe a few other things. I got lost twice this morning on the acount of paying attention to footing in the mud and wet stones instead of paying attention to the blazes. After a never ending decent and 22 miles sloshing in the rain, I finally reached Nantalla Outdoor Center. At first I was in a daze. I suddenly couldn't remember what I was doing. I wanted to get out of town quickly. I bought a snickers ice cream bar and a cold coke. I figured I could only get these items in town and I might as well indulge. And once again I am reminded of why I don't ever buy that stuff. No statisfaction came what so ever. I headed across the street to the outfitters with hopes to talk to someone who knows something about the Trail and could give me some advice. I grabbed what I needed and left disappointed. Back to the general store to get 4 days worth of food. But it is comprable to a 7/11. Ugh. I grab an assortment of the snack packs of nuts, pop tarts, clifBars and I even got a jar of peanut butter. To top it all off, I got 2 pints of ice cream to eat while walking uphill for the next 6 miles. I hastefully organized my new items and headed across the bridge and out of "town". It was a whitewater center and there were kayakers everywhere. I could help to think of Christal and get a bit sad. I miss her very much and I guess I was just lonely. So here I am, walking uphill all teary eyed eating a quart of ice cream by myself. I guess that is what lonely people do normally, except the walking uphill part. A few hours later I arrived at camp and was able to have a chuckle to myself about the whole day. All in all, it was a good day. I covered 35 miles, got some gear I despritely needed, resuplied and had my first "town" experience. Although only 30 miles got me closer to Maine, I feel good about it. Maybe I am starting to find my groove...