(Not the weather!)
Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 - remembering my friends and classmates who gave their lives in Vietnam.
Despite the heat, I felt strong and energetic today. I ate more last night. I had been losing too much weight - maybe 3 or 4 pounds under my healthy hiking weight. I like to keep my weight around 150, but had drifted down below 147 in the past week. It's amazing how much difference that makes. On the trail, most thru-hikers start a bit overweight and trim down. I started already at my healthy minimum (Body Mass Index around 19), and just need to maintain. Most thru-hikers complain about their trail food. This I do not understand. There are so many good choices in low-moisture foods that need no refrigeration - it baffles me why hikers don't all carry only foods that they absolutely love - foods they need to be careful not to over-indulge in. I know that's true for me. The stuff I carry on the trail is stuff I love to eat off the trail as well.
Oh ... one last 'cool' sight - a bit of white blaze graffiti:
Below is a map of today's hike. The title line is a link that takes you to more photos and information.
AT Day 135 - Roger's Ramp, Pine Knob at EveryTrail
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