Hiking UnicoiUnicoi Trail was different today!

I love this trail. It’s physically demanding and packed nature. Today, it was different and for a few reasons. It rained yesterday and overnight. Birds were happy and chirping loud, air was fresher, fannies moved fast, and great company. What a great workout. Mother nature does wonders for hormones! Body and mind win! 

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A couple of days ago, I got my friend Karl, on my left, to commit to join me rain or shine! He recruited a couple of his hiking buddies. I woke up at 6am and looked at forecast: 75% rain precipitation at 9am and 100% at 11am. We took our rain coats and went for it.

Guess what? We did NOT get one drop of rain! Instead, fog and high humidity  🙂 

appalachian-trail-unicoi-gap-rocky-mountain-loop-elevationWe completed 5.17 miles with two long and steep hills (4,000 ft and 3800 ft elevation) in 2 hours and 21 minutes. Your first step is heading uphill–no time to warm-up.  Karl’s friends, Scott and Jason are experienced hikers (compared to me, at least). They have covered 600+ miles of the Appalachian Trail. They hike fast and don’t look back. My fanny’s only option was to keep moving. 

 

 

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These guys hike fast and don’t look back. My fanny’s only option was to keep moving. I told the guys I was happy I had decide to leave my heavy backpack home for this hike. I would have NOT been to keep up with their pace otherwise.

 

 

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