NOC 7 Mile Club

Posted by on March 28, 2014

3/27/2014 – Total Miles 148.7

NOC was so nice… a warm room and food.  Today’s climb was punishing. The hike today was only 7 mi but I think 2 to 3 of it was around mountain edges covered in ice and frozen snow, and all I had were two tiny sticks to save me. I was a little more than scared and I was totally spent when I finally trudged into the shelter.

Midnight brings rain again… All night and all day tomorrow. 15 miles in the rain and another wet night. Putting up a tent in the rain means everything is wet.

Another one of our group members may leave us on Sat for military obligations.

My latest goal is to make Fontana just 2 days out now… Again for a dry sleep, dry clothes, and hot food. My synthetic hiking pants will be waiting on me… At least I’ll have  them for hiking thru the Smokies which could bring more unexpected snow… Pray for good weather.

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4 Responses to NOC 7 Mile Club

  1. Chris Reck

    Well, on the bright side of things you are almost 3/4s of the way to being 1/10th of the way to Maine! But it’s about the journey right? Not the destination. Your are doing great. Keep going. I think you’re gonna like what’s waiting for you in Fontana.

  2. Rick Churray

    Keep going Chris! You are in our prayers! Slow and easy is how the turtle won the race. You can pick up the miles when things get a bit warmer and all the darn snow melts away!

  3. heather

    I think you’re a honey bun (not a soft taco).

  4. Connie

    Chris – I’m watching your progress everyday – you are on an amazing journey! Cool and crazy all wrapped up in a pack and aching feet! Thanks for sharing your story – I can’t imagine being in your shoes and the abuse your body is taking. Take satisfaction in each and every step and know that many of us walk with in thought and prayer.

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