Animal on trail – Black bear
Breakfast food – Not oatmeal!
Cliff Bar flavor – Blueberry Crisp
Dog – Dudley, Shane’s cocker spaniel
Funniest moment – There is so many, but I remember on a rainy day in Catawba, VA. We were walking down the road to the post office and there was this soaked pine branch in the way. I walked by and held it so Fancy Pants could get through. The branch slipped from me and WAM!! right into Fancy Pants face. Fancy Pants face was soaked and covered with debris. She couldn’t do anything but laugh so I also laughed out loud even though I said sorry first.
Gear – Sven backpacking saw
Hostel – Woods Hole Hostel, even though they know how to drain your wallet.
Kindest moment on trail – Truck driver Kenny took me, Fancy Pants, Good Foot, and Brother Ty out for food and drinks in Gatlinburg. He paid for everything!
Observation – Having your tent as a home. To explain better, when you go camping for a weekend you’ll say, “Awesome, I’m out camping in a tent!” For a thru hiker, you have the same feeling as being in your bed at home.
Question to ask other hikers – Where you hiking to today?
Ramen flavor – Creamy Chicken
Unneeded gear item – Underwear 😏
eXclamation – Hiker Trash!
Yuckiest moment – Blowing a snot rocket and it lands on the mouthpiece of my water bladder.