The Hunger (Days 23&24)

The hiker hunger has finally hit me. I’m hungry all of the time. It seems like all of the thru-hikers turn into hobbits on the trail… We have first breakfast, second breakfast, elvenses, lunch, second lunch, first dinner, second dinner etc. Pretty much every two hours I stop and I eat. On the plus side, I’ve definitely dropped a few pant sizes.


Thankfully my pants have a drawstring I can use to hold them up now! The downside to the hunger is that it means I have to carry a lot of food. I just resupplied in town and got food for the next 5 days… Carrying 5 days of food is a lot of weight, especially when you have a hobbit sized appetite!

In other news, the weather has progressed into summer and the trail goes through beautiful tunnels of mountain laurel. Also, even though I’m out of the smokies, I’m not out of bear country! I saw a bear near the trail yesterday morning. This time the bear paused and looked at me before scampering into the woods. Even though it was only about 20 ft away I still didn’t manage to get a picture of it.


2 thoughts on “The Hunger (Days 23&24)

  1. Just let me know what you want for food and I will try to gather some and ship it to you!! Purdy flowers!!
    Maybe I should hike the trail… I might actually drop some of this weight that otherwise doesn’t feel like leaving me. ;)


  2. Pingback: Hungry hungry hikers (500 miles to go) | The Appalachian Trail and Beyond?

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