The temperature was 49 degrees when I stepped onto the trail yesterday morning. I thought I would try out my fleece. Three miles into the hike I was soaked from the waist down because of the morning dew and soaked from the waist up because I was sweating buckets. I was way overdressed with just a fleece. Hiking provides its own heater. I have to remember if I’m comfortable when I start hiking, I have too much on. Once I packed up my fleece, hiking was perfect!
I had the trail all to myself and my thoughts were on the emails that I have received from people the live near the AT and are already giving me words of encouragement and hints of possible trail magic as I make my way north… People are truly amazing!