Note: This is written as if I wrote it all the day of the hike. It was actually compiled from my memories and notes that I took on my phone as I hiked and written much later.
8am – 11:30am: Drive to Troy
1pm: Hike in to Journey’s End Camp
Dinner (Sandwich from convenience store in Troy)
|Looking back at the car where the road starts to get choppy|
|Collapsed trailhead register|
|I took a picture now because I knew I wouldn’t
get one at 5:30 in the morning
|Inside Journey’s End|
Turned out to be about perfect at the border. The border was dramatic with the wide swath of trees scarring the landscape as far as I could see. The sun was only partly out, but the temperature was just right, just a little cool but perfect with the sun shining on me. I laid there listening to some music for about an hour or two. That’s when I was joined by a couple that was staying at Shooting Star and had just come up to see the border. Not wanting to feel like the third wheel, I headed on back to the cabin. There I passed a very relaxing evening reading through the trail log at all the hikers that had come before in the log. I figured I wouldn’t have much of a chance to do that again with the blistering pace I was planning on keeping.
Here’s to hoping my legs hold out!