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Day 1

Day 1

Gahdnah Hiker Apr 14th, 2021
Highlander's 2021 AT Thru-Hike

Today was my official start. I left Springer Mtn. At 10:30 (already off my plan). It was really difficult leaving Shelley and I already miss her dearly. I met Ranger Bill and Ranger Lilly. They were fantastic and gave me good advice. Most import is listen to my body.
I made it to Hawke Mtn. Shelter and logged 11 miles, although it says only 8.1. I had to back track at Springer. It's already getting colder and I'm hunkered down in my tent for the night. I need my body to recover. The hike was tough on me, but I will embrace the suck as they say. Time to get my rest... Signing off

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Comments (2)


Terry Apr 15th, 2021

We are trail angels and will be here if you need us!!


Lcinadr Apr 15th, 2021

Go Alan! Keep putting one foot in front of the other! Every step will bring you closer to that next amazing experience!


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