AT14 Day 57: Almost Abol
Pine needle forrest->Abol•ish
Well I woke up before my alarm as usual. I got a mission to complete. I got packed up. Dave seemed to be taking his time. I used the facilities. I was still waiting for Dave. I told him I was going to walk slow and to catch up. After a really slow half mile I reached a stream. I stopped and cameled up. I thought it would be perfect. I would drink tons of water and Dave would catch up. After I had my fill and still no Dave, I decided to walk on. I hit a small climb, I thought surely Dave would catch me. I reached the top. Still no Dave. Smooth bomber descent waiting. Decision time. Eff it. So I go. I felt bad about leaving Dave , but I got the impression he wanted to leave me. I was feeling good now though. Buttery pancakes. Flying I was. It got rooty, rocky and swampy. I didnt care. I would be done in a day. I really thought I could make the store by close. 51 miles in 13 hours. Just under 4 mph. I got this. Until about 4pm I believed. But then it was 16 miles in 4 hours to get there at close. The trail was really rooty and quite swampy. I was fading. I pushed until about 6 and then gave up. I took it easy for the last 8 miles and got to a spot right before the road. Set up camp, it was only 9. But I missed the store and would have to wait until 7am for the store to re-open. I guess I get to sleep in. Sounds good to me. I just did a 54 mile day followed by a 51 mile day. It wasnt the 100 miler I dreamed off. But probably still pretty "Badass". Tomorrow I am done. Not that I dont want to do this forever. But come on, everyone enjoys the satisfaction of a task complete.