Friday, April 18, 2008

Stony Creek Forge.jpg


Stony Creek Forge.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 45: April 18th. Today we got to forge our first creek. I guess in 2004, hurricaine Jeannie took out the Stony creek bridge, and there was a 1.5 mile road walk detour. But, obviously we missed the detour signs and came upon the creek. We decided to throw caution out the window and forge ahead. It was only ankle deep, but ice cold. So, we put on our crocks and made it across safely. We are still purists. lol. We also thought it would be good practice for Maine! We couldnt believe it's been 4 years now & the bridge is still out. Hmmm...

We officially did 18.5 miles today, which puts us at 661.8 miles from Springer & 1514.4 miles from Katahdin. It was very hot today, and I probably didnt drink enough water throughout the day, cause we we dragging near the end. It could of been that Kelly's Knob climb was actually pretty difficult too. Hopefully tomorrow will be cooler. They are calling for chance of rain.

Wow, just found out Lafayette had a 5.4 earthquake! Unreal.

Shepherd.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It won't be long before you will see your sweet Amee again! Keep hiking. The end is in sight.

You missed the earthquake! My couch was shaking back and forth and the dishes were rattling in the cabinets and pictures moving on the wall. Kind of scary!

Kimbra

Anonymous said...

Hi from mom,
We just had our bedroom door shake with the earthquake. I had just got up to let sky out and just got back in bed and the door was shaking and I thought sky was hitting against it, but she wasn't she was standing outside the door looking like whats going on. So I just let her out and then work called your dad and said it was an earthquake so he got up and went into work early. Nothing broke at our house. Hope you have cooler weather don't forget to drink water or something!! Stay safe and be careful.
Love you, Mom

John said...

that was a great little ford. I remember it vividly....mostly because I bit it hard and ended up face first in the water.

If I remember correctly, you've got mcafee's knob and dragon's tooth coming up. two amazing spots.

keep blogging...I'm really enjoying the updates. you're making great time/mileages.

-lakewood