Day #9: Sassafras Gap to Plumorchard Gap Shelter

Day #9

Sassafras Gap –> Plumorchard Gap Shelter

10.8 miles

74.1 Total AT miles

I like to sleep in, especially when it’s cold. This morning, it was cold. I laid in my tent till nearly 9am, rolled over, unzipped my tent, and brewed a cup of coffee. The other guys were long gone when Savage rolled up.

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Savage hiding behind a tree out of the blazing morning sun that finally roused me from my tent.
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Walking through tunnels of Rhododendron with Savage

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Bambi flavoring his water.

Tonight, Bambi gets his new name: Medicine Man. Named for the medicine he carries to get him through.

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Planning the route ahead.
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Yep, lots of ups and downs!

These guys plan. Me, I just like to go. Fill up my food and walk. Bike touring habits…

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Shagginess SPOT tracking device. It tracks his positions on a map every 30 minutes.
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Shaggies shoes.
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The Time Travelers use orange flagging ribbon on the shelter/campsite post they stay in so the rest of the crew knows to stop. Shaggy cuts neon cordage for us to do the same.
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Medicine Man, formerly known as Bambi, trimming his finger nails. Just like normal life!
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Two packets of Mac ‘n cheese is too much for Shaggy. He packs the rest out after an unsuccessful attempt at burrying it.
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