Written by Katherine "Ringleader" Imp
6:30 am : Beep, Beep, Beep. Ugh, don't want to get up yet. But I have to pee. Omg, unzip tent! Must pee. Must pee. Got it...
8:00 am : It is way too early to be going uphill. I wonder what kind of view there is on Annapolis Rock. I should eat a Cliff bar when I get there. It was so great to see my college friends this week. I should've had water after those beers last night. I wonder how long it will be until I come back to Maryland. I need to floss.
8:30 am : Nice view from Annapolis Rock. It would've been cool to camp here. I hope my muscles don't eat themselves. I need to eat more snacks to make up for my lack of appetite at meal time. Goodbye view, need to hike.
11:00 am : Is that Brandon that smells or me? Those day hikers smell so good. I wonder if they can smell us. Two roads diverge in a yellow wood - Robert Frost. The road less traveled. I'm glad we all memorized that poem. Ahhhh! Omg. Brandon, that scream scared the hell out of me. It's only a snake. I should memorize "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss tonight. I'm so glad I'm not studying for the BAR right now. I miss Chicago. I should apply for Survivor again. I think I need to eat another Cliff bar.
12:00 pm : Was that thunder? Ugh. Need to get off these boulders before it pours. Must run. Shit, almost fell! Thank god for my trekking poles. I wonder whether The Sex & The City movie is any good. I wish I could push my start date for work back another week. It was good to talk to Cowgirl yesterday. I wonder if Nobody is ahead of us. We have to catch up to Moose and Tetherball. And it's raining.
2:00 pm : A road. There are people. Maybe it's trail magic. I don't know if it is. I'll pause near them and see what happens. Would you like a popsicle? Woohoo! Don't mind if I do. I love trail magic.
3:00 pm : Picnic tables. Campground. 18 miles down, 5 to go. A man is walking towards us.
3:30 pm : Man invited us into his home! He's picking us up in 8 miles. Wait, does that make today a marathon? I wonder if there are strings attached to the man's gesture. Maybe he's just lonely. I don't know how I'm going to put on heels for work after this. Man, this terrain is rocky.
5:15 pm : 7 miles by 7pm. Ugh, not going to make it. I need to run. That lady at the last shelter was hilarious! She could've entertained me for hours. Ow! Damn slippery log. That's gonna bruise tomorrow.
7:00 pm : In car with man who seems legit. Getting ice cream to eat after steak dinner. Eggs and bacon tomorrow AM . This is heaven.
8:00 pm : This man is a trail angel. I'm drinking wine on a porch over-looking the mountains I just climbed. I've got good company and steaks on the grill. There's no place I'd rather be.