Uphill exert, downhill hurt...

Erwin, TN after 5 nights on the trail.

Over the last 4 days I've hiked 57.5 miles, not too shabby for a 55 year old dude. Although my right foot paid the price with some raw skin. Not exactly blisters, just the skin rubbed clean off. I think I have worn out my first pair of boots...

I'm at mile 342.9 after 39 days and happy with the progress (8.8 miles per day and that's now increasing). Knees are better, still strengthening, not nearly as sore on the long pounding downhills. Uphill exert, downhill hurt is a motto I came up with.