Journal 7-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Sunday–February 21, 2021
Trail Day–007
Trail Mile–17.6/57.6
Location–Porters Gap

My old trusty pickup truck finally gave up the ghost after 400,000 miles–busted block caused by the recent deep freeze weather. So, my dear friends, Nathan and Kimm (Pinhoti Outdoor Center) have loaned me their trusty little Jeep. Cold as it is this morning it cranks right up (hey, the heater works) and I’m on my way back to Bulls Gap, current location on my combined day hikes up the Pinhoti Trail.

I’m out and moving early, no time to tarry today as I’ve an eighteen-mile hike up to Porters Gap.

With hesitancy do I move along. It’s been a very long time since I’ve hiked any amount of trail, my treks of recent past being almost entirely roadwalks–the National Historic Pioneer Trails, and most recently, Historic Route 66. But I’ve been hiking with good strength, my legs and back are going to be fine, and my reflexes and balance are much better than I’d expected. Ahh, another goal; another dream.

The trail through this section has suffered considerable damage from the recent hurricane, but the trail crew has been through and the many blowdowns have been cleared, so the hike is pleasant.

Great views today; and great company–thanks Nathan and Kimm!

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
(Les Brown)

One Comment on “Journal 7-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

  1. Keep on Trucking NimbleWill:)! Look at them two top notch Trail Angels:)! Can’t beat them:)! They are a dedicated top notch outfitter! Thank you POC:)!


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