AT14 Day 10: You just had a near life experience
Little Laurel->spivey gap
Congratulations, you just had near life exprience.
I started off my day in the fog again. As I got up to the ridge it felt like it might rain soon. I saw a sign that had two trails, the white blaze AT and a blue blaze Bad Weather trail. Well I am in for the white blazes. It started to rain, so I quickly threw on my rain gear. I up'd my pace to keep warm and the storm seemed to be getting worse. It was like a scene from a movie. A tree fell a ways in the distance. Thunder and lightning were crashing everywhere. The rain seemed to just be pooring out of buckets. This was getting intense. Suddenly, I realized I was reaching the end of the trees and entering an exposed rocky ridge. Crap. So I sat down on my pack and had to wait. I ate a cliffbar and then another. I didn't know how long I would be there and didnt want to get cold. About ten minutes later the storm cleared as quick as it rolled in. I ran up the ridge to a most beautiful sight. You could see the outline of the storm and the sun in the distance.
It was a surreal experience.
"Congratulations, you just had a near life experience"- Tyler Durden
Well it was time to get my hustle on; one I was cold and two I lost about thirty minutes. I ran and ran and felt good. This day is going awesome. Then came the hunger and the climbs. So I ate and walked uphil. And ate and walked uphill. I had about 3,000 Kalories on this climb. I was still hungry and still climbing...ugh. This begins where my mind turned. I put on music and tried everything I could. But nothing seemed to work. For another four hours I stuggled in this fashion. When I realized it was almost 6pm and I needed to hurry and get somewhere to spend the night. I booked it. Where was this energy a few hours ago. I sprinted like I had just started and was going for a short run. Finishing with some eating and walking. Set up camp by myself by a creek. That was a tough 37 miles.