Aww the last day of hiking was so nice. It was bitter sweet as always. With only 2.2 miles left of our hike we looked forward to the comforts of home and running water. It is tough to leave the path that we worked so hard to hike on and get comfortable carrying our packs though a shower is greatly needed.
All of us hiking in Merrell’s was an unplanned event this year. This photo looks as chaotic as my planning for the trip.
Leaving in the morning was difficult with this view to enjoy. Though we did not conquer many miles the journey was filled with laughter and struggles when loaded down with water at the beginning of each leg.
New AT miles included 44.9 and additional miles between shelters added about another mile to the total hiked.