Monday, March 24, 2008

Walnut Mnt Shelter.jpg


Walnut Mnt Shelter.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 20: Well we are lean mean hiking machines now. We left the hostel around 9:30, when it started snowing and it hasnt let up yet. Officially we hiked 20.3 miles. I wanted to call it quits at 15.4 miles but CJ and Jens talked me into another 4.9 miles. I am thankful they did, because that leaves us with only 13.1 miles to Hot Springs. That means we might get there for lunch! Yeah baby!

Well we are officially 258.8 miles from Springer & 1917.6 miles from Katahdin.

Well it was snowing when we went over Snowbird mnt, so no views. But God allowed the weather to break when we went over Max Patch. It was even more spectacular than I had imagined. Scott & Lakewood thanks for the heads up. It was still chilly...temp 30 degrees with 15-20 mph winds, so I didnt get to stay up there long. Did enjoy a Snickers up there though. Great pictures.

So far it has snowed about 1.5 inches. They are calling for 1-3 inches. Glad I am not in the Smokies!

Get to see Amee tomorrow! Yeah!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw sweet Amee today and she was looking soooo cute with the big smile on her face. I'm sure she won't get a wink of sleep tonight! Jeremiah, enjoy your day with Amee! However, you must return to the trail! Keep on hiking!

Kimbra

Dana said...

I'm so excited that you get to see Amee tomorrow! You made it through your first 3 weeks, you can surely make it all the way!

PS said...

Shepherd,
That is a trip seeing Walnut Mtn shelter in the snow! We were there a couple years ago. WHAT A DUMP! We were glad for it as it was raining like crazy! I hope the water source it better for you two...

Also, last year, we heard reports of some acrobatic bears that got into folks' food bags... (Mrs. Shepherd, I don't want to worry you about that.... too early and cold for bears still... I think...)

Hey after one pull out of the shelter, it's all easy down-hill to Hot Springs!!!

Hike on!
PS

Anonymous said...

Hi from mom,
Well back to work again and showed rich your blog so he will start getting on and probably leave you some comments. Hey scott won't worry about the bears sometimes when you say mrs shepard i think of amee, you will have to say momma . shepard then I will know you are telling me not to worry. Jeremiah hope it warms up, I think it is suppose to be nice when amee is there we checked out the weather and updated to the days she will be with you. Have fun on your day zero and safe hiking when your back on the trail. Maybe you will see popeye and captain jack when you get back on the trail. Amee if you read this tonight drive safe tommorrow I probably call and check on you in the morning.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Hi from mom,
Well back to work again and showed rich your blog so he will start getting on and probably leave you some comments. Hey scott won't worry about the bears sometimes when you say mrs shepard i think of amee, you will have to say momma . shepard then I will know you are telling me not to worry. Jeremiah hope it warms up, I think it is suppose to be nice when amee is there we checked out the weather and updated to the days she will be with you. Have fun on your day zero and safe hiking when your back on the trail. Maybe you will see popeye and captain jack when you get back on the trail. Amee if you read this tonight drive safe tommorrow I probably call and check on you in the morning.
Love, Mom

PS said...

Yes ma'am momma Shepherd!

Anonymous said...

Hi from mom again,
Jeremiah rich wants to know where you put the pepermint oil at around your sleeping bag or what to keep the mice away he was wondering how it worked. Also you forgot to update us on the fungus that mule was eating and the story behind it? Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Hi from mom again,
Jeremiah rich wants to know where you put the pepermint oil at around your sleeping bag or what to keep the mice away he was wondering how it worked. Also you forgot to update us on the fungus that mule was eating and the story behind it? Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow Jeremiah, you're really covering some miles! Enjoy your rest day with Amee. We miss you, but Greg and I are really enjoying keeping up with your posts every day.
Keep on going!
Chris

G-Knee said...

Keep it up Jeremiah! You are doing wonderful. The passion play was great...I hope that you had a super time with Amee - she misses you bunches...we all do!