Lamentations / Ezekiel
Port Clinton hiker pavilion tent site to Windsor Furnace Shelter campsite - 6.0 miles hiked - 1226.0 total AT miles hiked to date.
In celebration of 100 days since I started this journey, I took a NERO today. I got up this morning and caught a ride into Hamburg, the closest resupply spot. I was able to pick up everything I needed for four more days of hiking at Walmart, Aldi’s, and Dollar Tree, all conveniently located by each other. After the resupply, I had lunch at Boston Market and then walked over to Cabellas, where a shuttle was available to take me back to the pavilion. I snapped a shot of a bear on display, the closest I’ve been to a bear
thus far. Once there, I packed up my newly refreshed food bag and other belongings and started for the trail about 3 pm, passing a house that makes their thoughts about hikers clear.
I stopped in the Barbershop, run by a former thru hiker and charged up my electronics. One completed, I walked across the street to the Peanut store, an old fashioned candy store, and bought some hard candies for the trail.
Finally, at about 4:45, I headed back out onto the trail. As is usually the case when leaving a town, the initial trail involved a significant climb for the first couple of miles. I gained 1400 feet of elevation in the first two miles. Slow going, as it is still hot and humid.
I pulled into the shelter around 7:30, ate a quick dinner, and set up camp. Rick is only a day or two behind me so should catch up soon.
Until next time…