3, 1983 Sunday (1293.3 mtg) From
Gonzo!s Appalachian Trail journal
the day with my parents, Beverly
and Charles Strackeljahn. Part of the day was spent looking
at the slides that I had shot so far and evaluating for exposure.
Of course, it was also a way for me to show them all that I had
been through and show them what the trail was like. We drove to
Waynesboro and picked up my supplies that were left at the fire
station. The snakeskin I had placed into a bottle of alcohol would
be taken back to Illinois as a souvenir.
the afternoon I selected a short trail accessible from Skyline Drive
called the Deadening Trail that led to a nice rocky overlook, and
we all hiked to the overlook for the view. We ate supper at the
Elkton Pizza Hut.
a note for my mom with directions to my college friend Glenn Stolar
to purchase some white socks for me at Shawnee Trails outfitters
in Carbondale, IL and send them to her for shipping to me at a later
date. These were liner socks, probably Olefin polypropeline liner
socks said to wick moisture away from your feet. These were the
type I had been using and they seemed to be working out fine although
they would tend to get thin spots on the heals with all the wear
of daily hiking. According to the
notes I left, I must have had plenty of suppers, but lacking
in the breakfast department as we can see how I planned how many
breakfasts (B), lunches (L) and suppers (S) I would need for the
next few days.
Appalachian Trail Journals ©1983