So today I had a seven mile hike and it looked pretty easy. Today and yesterday I pondered the life I shared with my Mother and how much I still miss her. The anniversary of her death is this coming Tuesday. I got up at about 6 AM and was ready to move out by 8 AM. I was going to hike with the woman to help them retrieve their keys out of their furthest away vehicle. I loaded up with water and then began hiking. The morning portion of the hike got very humid and was gathering bugs if I even paused for a minute. I continued to move so that the buggers could not find me. I came across a few boy scout leaders and had a nice talk with them. I also met a through hike named Columbo that was hoping to finish on Sept. 1st. When I got to the portion that moved into the edge of Dalton I ran into the four woman and we began to hike together. We went into town and found a cold drink at a convenient store. Oh my it tasted good. I even washed up in a sink in the bathroom. I bought a candy bar for later. We continued to hike climbing up Day Mountain after walking through a hot town. We got to my car at Grange Hall Road at 1 PM and my first four days of solo hiking came to an end. I cried a few tears and then got my photo taken!