Every year during the springtime, many backpackers get "Springer Fever", which is an acute desire to head for Springer Mtn, GA, the southern terminus of the approx. 2300 mile long Appalachian Trail, referred to as the "AT". Most backpackers get this fever in early spring, but mine came a little late this year, in May! Many folks attempt to do a thruhike, or the entire 2300 miles in one go, although most are section hikers, doing a stretch at a time. I've been watching youtube videos featuring some of the current hikers and long to be out there too, although I'm too far past my prime now. There is, however, a trail legend from years back known as Grandma Gatewood, a woman in her 80's who hiked the entire trail with a minimum of equipment she threw together, wrapped and tied it in a shower curtain, and slung it over her back. I myself have only hiked about 800 miles of it, and that was back when I was a youngster of 55 yrs old. I am thankful that I was able to hike back when almost no one had a cell phone, GPS, and all the technology they require today. I usually stopped in a town now and then to do laundry and replenish my food supply, and called home from a payphone!
On another note, I still have no new computer. I'm ready to order a refurbished one in hopes it has the regular stuff such as a disk drive, and no dumb Touch Bar that I would absolutely never ever use! If I didn't know better I would just swear off the Mac, but I do prefer the operating system to Windows. And Windows tries to bring new features in that don't make much sense to me either.
I'm enjoying this beautiful day because tomorrow is going to be rainy! And I just cleaned my floors from all Rocky's puppy paw prints!
JUST THINK OF WARM SUNNY DAYS AND SPRING FLOWERS AL:))
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