you could hear them. You could head them howling at the moon. The Coyotes. They sound scary at first. If you just listened for a minute it sounded like a song. One would howle to the next and the next one after that. It would slowly lull you to sleep.
TO THE BORDER
I woke up the next day with a goal in mind. Cross the George North Carolina border. We pack up our stuff in an hour and we’re off. It was a nice hiking day which seemed quite flat with only a slow incline hear and their. The main topic for the day was movies.we talked about the sound of music movie. I knew that the next time that we went into town we were going to watch it. That day it was only 8.5 miles to the border so it took us about fourish hours. By noon we were coming up on the sine. I had told myself that I wanted to have a picture of me and bacon in evry state. so once we got the I new what I had to do. I grabbed my bacon and took my picture. Then all that was left was to hike on.
Up the mountain
After that we went over a tinny hill. There it was one of the steepest climbs I had probably ever done. We had to go up. We started off with these steps made of dirt and wood they were hard. Then from behind my pack goes up and all the sudden it feels like I am flying up this mountain. It was my mom from behind pushing me up it was a really nice break. The best part war you could not help but laugh. We went about half way up like that. Then it was just steep with no steeps. That kills you achilles. When I ran my half marathon when it got hard you would just say a mantra like run run run or you can do it you can do it. That way I do when hiking. Since I am trying to learn Spanish on the trail I keeps saying arriba la montaña. This meant up the mountain and it helped me get up.
Down down down
After the up we went down dow down. We had looked on the map and seen that the elevation was not going to go down that much. Ow how we learned how wrong that was. On a map everything is so compressed. In real life wow it long. We went down and down. my legs hurt from the long day and my knees hurt from hitting the ground on the way down. The closer I got the farther it felt.
We did make it to camp an round three which was nice. I decided to make dinner that night because it was going to be a warm. I coked leftovers and Raman. After being their for a while a group of four or five came it they set up their sleeping bags while me and my mom met some hikers doing a podcast. We asked him about and then he asked if we wanted to be in it. We said yes and it was so fun. But after the podcast people left we sat around and talked to the outer people that were around.
Bear bags the best part of the day. Me and my mom set ours up easily then we watched. Everyone else would miss their banch or get it stuck. It was really funny but eventually everyone got theirs up and went to bed.