Thursday, April 24, 2008
One Last Pizza
I am down in Georgia and ready to start doing my thing. I am going to start tomorrow with the 8.8 mile trail leading up to Springer Mountain, the official start of the Appalachian Trail. Earlier today when I arrived at the lodge in which I am staying there was a woman who was planning to thru-hike the trail, but quit after two days. I hope I can make it a little farther than that. My main concern at this point is my left knee. When I went for one last hike to make sure my gear was all together, I wrenched it. It has given me some doubts. The only thing I can do tomorrow is put one foot in front of the other and climb the two thousand feet to the top of Springer Mountain. I will let you know if hiking up a mountain wearing a backpack is worse than climbing one on a bike. In the mean time I will have one last pizza.
Posted by Kevin Knieling at 10:39 PM