2 thoughts on ““Marathon” Hike: July 1, 2012

  1. Nice account of your hike with pictures.
    I paid highly for 20-plus mile days on my other hikes along the PCT, CDT and AT.
    Blisters were almost guaranteed, even after the first 1000 miles (when you would think your feet were toughened up).
    My last day on the PCT I did 40 miles. That was a “before dawn” to “after dusk” hike. Never again. My toes were literally weeping (with lymph) at the end.
    And yet, I read where the AT’s latest speed hiker with support did 83 miles one day. I can’t even comprehend that.

    1. Hi Lynne, thanks.

      The 20-ish mile hikes I don’t find that bad anymore. This past year all 5 of my hikes were around 20. However, after this hike, I said I had no desire to do another. I can’t comprehend 40 miles, let alone 83. I had read that account as well and was absolutely amazed at the speed/distance he covered.

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