Day 43 6-30-2015 Sleep 2100 - 1030 Miles 1830 – 1860
I woke up
to the maids coming in my room to clean.
Whoops. I slept through my
alarm. No wait they were just
early. I told them I would be out in
ten. I scrambled my stuff together and
headed over to the store, which is where I would set camp for the day. I got wifi and just tried to entertain myself
by catching up on the last 40 days of earth.
With Dragonfly and MossWater gone, Mazama really sucked and I was
lonely. I wanted to leave…it was
actually motivating me. I knew I should
dry out my feet and it was getting to the hottest part of the day. Who wants to hike in that? So I bottled it up and tried to sleep in the
shade with my feet in the sun.
Entertaining to me.
was 1700. I grabbed some last minute
snacks and took off. It felt so good to
be moving again “hiking”. Up the road
and back on the trail. This is
awesome. At any moment I started to get
worrisome about how my fo…
Joey Camps AT Thru Hike 2017 Trip Report
of the hike was to have fun, experience some beauty, and ultimately see what my
body could do!
record for the AT is set by Heather "Anish" Anderson at 54days 7hours 48mins
supported record for the AT is set by Karl Meltzer at 45days 22hours 38mins
I will be
traveling as a self-supported hiker, which means:
Walk into and out of resupply towns to purchase or pick up
prepacked and mailed supplies.
Hike as a backpacker, carrying all food and equipment
between resupply towns.
Follow the official AT route, no detours, road walks or
alternates of any kind.
Do not have anyone follow, or provide support in a
Do not get into a vehicle for any reason during the attempt.
Honestly and thoroughly document the attempt.
Practice Leave-No-Trace ethics.
I will be
carrying a SPOT Trace and my Iphone for pictures and video, to document my
FKT Proto-type Pack
Day 42 6-29-2015 Sleep
2100 - 700 Mile 1830
didn’t take very good notes for this day.
I remember the feelings of depression setting in. I was feeling down from the sudden stop of
hiking and the thrill that goes along with it.
But also, I was thinking in general my trip was over and that was really
getting me down. Moss Water and
Dragonfly did the shuttle tour of the rim. They wouldn’t be back until after we had to
check out. I tentatively said goodbye,
but I think we all knew I would still be there when they got back. I just
ate and lay comatose outside the store.
I did some research on metatarsal stress fractures, blisters underneath
calluses, infected blisters and septic infections. It was actually relieving to try and figure
out what was wrong with my foot and what options I had or what I could do to
help. All in all I didn’t come up with
much, but laying my feet out in the sun and trying to keep them dry and dry out
the calluses as much as p…