Published on Sep 17, 2011
After about 1800 miles trekking through Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, I arrived at Springer Mountain in Georgia and started the Appalachian Trail. Ever since, every hiker I pass who knows about the trail asks me one of these questions:
- Aren't you a little late?
- You're not planning on going all the way are you?
- Will you be able to finish on time?
After 3000 miles, I still get the same questions. After I answer, "I'll probably be fine," I am countered with with one of the following statements:
- Kathadin is going to close on ____ (random date in October)
- You won't have time
- You should ______ (insert advice)
At this point, I try to politely end the conversation. However, what I would like to say then and what I will now say on my blog is this:
- Bite Me
- Scoreboard- How many miles have you hiked this year? Not 3000, huh?
- I can hike in snow, because I'm not a wimp like you
- Kathadin doesn't actually close
- Bite Me
That is all.