Mayor Hikes the Pinhoti Trail–Day 27

Day 27
March 11, 2020

Zero Day

I decided to go with the three hard days option, and I’ll tell you why. When I woke up this morning it was raining, so I asked myself… “Self —  would you rather spend three days in the rain or four days in the rain, regardless of difficulty?” And Self replied… “Three days, it’s a NO-BRAINER!” So here I am.

R & R

It’s been a low-key day, as most zeroes are. I had a romantic lunch for one at the “Chili’s” next door (saving a few fries for Katana), then ordered pizza for dinner.

WHO?

There’s really not much else to say, so I’m just gonna talk about current events. By the time you’re reading this, a lot more will have transpired than what I’m writing about now. But to-date, the W.H.O. declared a worldwide pandemic, and Trump just set a travel ban for Europe and is talking about regional and state quarantines. It would seem we have a bit of a situation developing…

I do feel a bit vulnerable being out here and away from friends, family, and the familiarity of my hometown. I don’t want to get cut off from home, but I’m confident I’ll be done in the next three days before anything drastic gets instated… I hope.

On the Road

Tomorrow includes a 25 mile road stretch; I’ll aim for 30+ miles. I’ve always done at least one 30+ mile day on every thru-hike. I’ll need an early start and good time management. Hopefully, it won’t rain too hard…

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