Day 148

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was up early, wrapped my blisters in Leukotape K, packed my stuff into my backpack, and headed out the door. After picking up two egg McMuffins (hold the bacon) at McDonald’s, I walked onto the “wrong way” on-ramp to Hwy 50 East. The shoulder in this section of West Virginia is wide. There are two […]

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Day 133

Reading Time: 2 minutes This was a day filled with a few surprises, mostly pleasant ones. Knowing I had a long day ahead of me, I was packed up and out of the campsite at 6:30 am. Rain was expected so I kept my rain jacket strapped to the top of my kart. The first 10 miles was up […]

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Day 119

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was up at 5:30 am and relaxed in the tent for a while. It hadn’t rained, but the sky was overcast (more about that in a minute). I had breakfast in the tent and broke camp at 7:30. Getting on the highway toward McKittrick I took a different exit from the park than I’d […]

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Day 105

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are curious how my dental emergency drama played out this morning, try this scenario: I called the offices of several dentists in Fort Scott between 8 and 9 am. Two were closed, one couldn’t take me until 3 pm, and the fourth told me to come by and they’d fit me in, but […]

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Day 98

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forced rest has its place, I suppose. I ate breakfast (yogurt, Raisin Bran, oats, banana, extra raisins, orange juice, and vitamins), and then emptied my kart and rearranged everything. I refolded all of my clothes. The camp stool I’d ordered to replace the one I’d accidentally left in Nowata arrived via UPS from Amazon (1-day […]

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