I’m at Uncle Johnny’s hostel this evening. I got a ride in with Miss Janet from Spivey Gap. I will go back tomorrow and slack pack the last 10 miles into the hostel. Slack packing is when you don’t carry your full pack, just some snacks and water. Makes hiking much faster. Today was amazing hiking. I climbed Big Bald Mountain. The view was amazing. The top of the mountain was throbbing with energy and power. It was awe-inspiring and I threw my hands to the sky and wept. I had visions of Beltane fires and druids and priestesses doing rituals up there. When I got to Spivey Gap there was trail magic waiting and I had a great sandwich. The trail magic was provided by a guy who hiked the trail in 2009.
April 30, 2012