"Phil Valentine’s call to walk the Appalachian Trail is a vivid example of moving beyond recovery FROM life-threating illnesses as a means of recovering TO a life of extraordinary possibilities. Thousands of us who have shared the challenges and unexpected gifts from such recovery journeys will be walking in spirit with him.” ~Bill White
Day 43 (Thursday, April 30)
May 1, 2015
Life on the Trail..
Phil is camping outside the Overmountain Shelter at mile 384.6 tonight. He hiked up significant elevations - up 2000'+ to peaks at 6000'+. Hence some miles it was 78 degrees, and some around 30 with sleet and snow. As we talked, it started sleeting again on his tent.