June 14: Wayensboro, VA (mile 841.5)

taking a zero mileage day in waynesboro.

i was going to have a big update today, but i had to answer about 20 emails, so i have no energy left to update the site. i still have to get to the post office and murder an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet before meeting a few friends for dinner. argh.

not much new here. saw my first rattlesnake the other day! it was awesome. i let it strke at my hiking poles before it slithered off under a log. the weather has been fluctuating between hot+muggy, hot+rainy, and hot+buggy. did i mention it�s been hot lately?

i�m doing bigger mileages these days, but i�m also taking more days off. i�m still on track to finish the trail sometime in late september or early october. i figured out the other day that i only need to average 12 miles per day or so, which shouldn�t be too difficult.

my father has developed the film that i�ve sent him, so hopefully i�ll be able to get some pictures scanned and uploaded when i go home to visit in a few weeks.