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Day 102

Another cold morning, we both started out with mitts and fleeces. Brown froze last night in his 60F sleeping bag, and no warm clothes at all. We had some very dewy miles up and over a ridge, then down to … Continue reading

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Day 101

September 13 – Happy birthday, Mum! No wasps attacked us in the night, thankfully! I know Brown stomped them all but they were huge and we had to go back to silence most of them post-stomping since they were still … Continue reading

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Day 100

It rained a bit in the night, and the low clouds made it so dark that we slept in a bit. When we did finally emerge, it immediately started pouring, so we hit the trail quickly. We followed a ridge … Continue reading

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Day 99 – Into Tennessee

We had a much better sleep last night and were happy to be inside – it was pouring out again. We had another awesome breakfast and coffee at MoJoe’s then packed up. We were expecting a package yesterday but found … Continue reading

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Day 98 – Zero in Damascus

Took the day off today and watched it pour rain all morning. Had a nice breakfast in town including teal coffee and good quality food – a nice change from the last couple of breakfasts we’ve had in town. The … Continue reading

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Day 97 – 50km!

We woke up today to a partially cloudy day. For the first couple hours we had amazing sunrise views, as we climbed above the trees. We were craning our necks back so much to look that I actually ran into … Continue reading

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Day 96

We are definitely getting up before dawn these days. Today we almost needed headlamps to pack up. We headed through a field at about 8 and found a cooler of Cokes, so we each had one while we watched the … Continue reading

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Day 95

We hurried through some cow pastures under a very pretty early morning sky and then under the Interstate to The Barn this morning. It was pretty disappointing though. Non-dairy creamer (warning: contains milk!), whipped spread (aka “butter”), syrup that only … Continue reading

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Day 94 – 3/4 done!

Our day started with a descent to a road and a very slow dripping spring for a water pick up, then a 1500 or so foot climb up to Chestnut knob. Brown got chased down by someone’s dog not on … Continue reading

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Day 93

We hiked down from the shelter to an access road, along it over an interstate and up to highest 52 where we hitched into Bland. We were dropped off at the Sunoco gas station – also the local eatery (promising…), … Continue reading

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