Florida Trail Day 79

This is REAL good!

Day- 79
Date- March 17, 2019
Location- side of Hwy 90
Elevation- 177 feet
Distance Traveled Today- 8.9 miles
Distance Traveled Total- 1,042.8 miles
Weather/Temp- overcast, 60s
Injuries- none
Pain level- low
Spirits/Morale- super anxious
Wildlife encounters- hogs
Days without shower- 1
Days without laundry- 4
Hunger/craving- zero
CatFox Status- peachy

Thoughts/Stories-

I had breakfast with my friend Keegan this morning. If you’ve read my AT book, then his name will sound familiar as the guy I mailed a moose skull to from Maine. This time I hand delivered a pristine raccoon skull I found about 400 miles ago, and had been carrying since. This made it more special (so Keegan said).

Poet took a little longer to move everything and didn’t meet back up with us until after 3 pm. We just hung around a Walmart parking lot for a few hours and enjoyed the down time in the cool weather.

We were finally hiking by 4 pm and did almost 9 miles before dark. Rather than night hike along a highway again, we decided to hunker down in the first desolate patch of woods we found.

Aside from a herd of hogs on the shore of the Yellow River, the road was dead boring. I don’t have much else for ya – except… I turned that phone over to a police officer today. We walked past their squad car in downtown Crestview and I decided to hand it over, along with some information I found pertinent. We’ll see how this continues to develop…

Shooting for a big day tomorrow while ending up in more familiar waters.

Go to Day 80.

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