Your HostYour Host
Big Gee in Action
Visitor Map YouTube Channel Home Backpacking Caving Climbing Travel Mountaineering Rappelling email Me       
Links Disclaimer Credits

Index   AT   AZT   Ciudad Perdida   CdS   CP   CT - GCL   Inca Trail   JMT   LT   [Mountain to Sea Trail]   Other Trips   Gear
Intro   Gear   Trip Index   [Journal & Photos]   

Notice: Undefined index: PATH_INFO in /home/restlessadva/public_html/include/stdBigG.php on line 828
Previous Day   [Today]   Next Day   

Album: journal:20070324

24 Mar 2007: day 43
Start Destination Daily Miles / Total
I-77 Stone Mtn State Park Campground 20.2 / 559.5

Wow. The diner next door to the Surry Inn served up the best trail breakfast yet - and I've had brains and eggs don't forget. The Hungry Man plate consists of eggs scrambled with ham and sausage, biscuits and gravy, and big chunks of home fries. It's the kind of thing I cook for myself. Mmm good.

I was excited to finally experience my last day on the road. The only downer is that 10 miles down the road sits Thurmond where I have a huge maildrop. That won't be fun to carry. I'm glad I had already finished breakfast when I realized it was Saturday and the PO was already closed. That might have ruined my enjoyment of the remaining food. When the shock wore off I decided to hike into the park anyway. Sunday I could just hike a few miles around Stone Mtn. Monday I could hitch hike to Thurmond and back. No doubt it would be a pain but I couldn't think of any better alternative.

Hours later I was standing in front of Thurmond's Post Office. I decided to check the posted hours and see if anyone was inside. I heard voices! Two ladies were finishing up and were very happy that "the thru-hiker" got his important box. The only way it could have been better if I didn't have to oee. There was no place to go. Anyway I succeeded in cramming everything into my pack. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't "that bad" when I put it on my back.

Still I had a long walk to the campground and arrived well after dark. I think it was after 10 pm before I was showered and got all set up. Tomorrow I resolved to do a short day.

Available Images:

IMGP2649 IMGP2650 IMGP2651 IMGP2652

IMGP2653 IMGP2654 IMGP2656

Notice: Undefined index: PATH_INFO in /home/restlessadva/public_html/include/stdBigG.php on line 828
Previous Day   [Today]   Next Day   
Created with the tool album generator from David's Marginal HacksSun Apr 8 12:16:30 2018

Activities discussed on this site are often dangerous and ill advised.
You can do everything right and still die or be seriously injured. Such is the nature of adventurous pastimes.
The people affiliated with this site make no claims regarding the safety or veracity of information.
Caveat lector. Think for yourself and make your own decisions.

index.php last modified on 09 April 2018 08:04:29 UTC