Pine Knob Shelter, MD

Well, after the zero day yesterday, I was back on the trail today.  Even though it was cold and the wind was howling, I got in 13 miles.  I have to qualify that 13 miles, because half of it was slack-packed.

Slack-packing is a method whereby someone (a friend, loved one or hired hand) drives your backpack to a forward point. You hike the distance with only a day pack, and meet up at the prearranged forward point.  Diane saved me 6.5 miles of lugging the 32 pound beast on my back.

After the slack-pack, Diane drove home and I continued for another 6.5 miles with the beast.

I’m now at Pine Knob Shelter, somewhere in South Mountain, MD. It is quite cold and I can see a few flurries.

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