Days 145-147 | Finishing the Whites & Hiking Through a Huge Rainstorm | Appalachian Trail 2021


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  • I kissed u on ur left cheek…thats y u got that lil rash. Much LOVE!! FRM ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA

  • Looks like fall out here…
    The colors, the wind, and the deep rain puddles.

  • Did you ever figure out what gave you that rash???

  • Looking at all that gear hanging in the shelter, I am reminded that nothing dries in a rainstorm when the air is near 100% humidity. A bag liner would dry more quickly if it's wrapped around you until it's bedtime. Gear will drip excess water, so hanging it is good if it's waterproof, but, with insulated or woven gear, the bulk of the moisture simply migrates to the bottom of the item, helped by gravity until it slowly drips (but will not dry). Wringing out the wettest part helps, but, hey, the AT is almost always wet at some point. Short section hikes are still the best way to hike the length of the AT: you can work your schedule around the weather. Lately, my section hikes have become longer and longer as I move farther away from home with each one. I would like to attempt an AT thruhike when I finish the Trail next year, but age, arthritis, and old injuries might make it impossible.
    It's great to be able to watch young people do it and actually enjoy it (I know, it's the company, not the climbs, descents, rain and mud 😁).
    Your group dynamics make me smile and sometimes shed a tear. 👍

  • Looking at all that gear hanging in the shelter, I am reminded that nothing dries in a rainstorm when the air is near 100% humidity. A bag liner would dry more quickly if it's wrapped around you until it's bedtime. Gear will drip excess water, so hanging it is good if it's waterproof, but, with insulated or woven gear, the bulk of the moisture simply migrates to the bottom of the item, helped by gravity until it slowly drips (but will not dry). Wringing out the wettest part helps, but, hey, the AT is almost always wet at some point. Short section hikes are still the best way to hike the length of the AT: you can work your schedule around the weather. Lately, my section hikes have become longer and longer as I move farther away from home with each one. I would like to attempt an AT thruhike when I finish the Trail next year, but age, arthritis, and old injuries might make it impossible.
    It's great to be able to watch young people do it and actually enjoy it (I know, it's the company, not the climbs, descents, rain and mud 😁).
    Your group dynamics make me smile and sometimes shed a tear. 👍

  • Looking at all that gear hanging in the shelter, I am reminded that nothing dries in a rainstorm when the air is near 100% humidity. A bag liner would dry more quickly if it's wrapped around you until it's bedtime. Gear will drip excess water, so hanging it is good if it's waterproof, but, with insulated or woven gear, the bulk of the moisture simply migrates to the bottom of the item, helped by gravity until it slowly drips (but will not dry). Wringing out the wettest part helps, but, hey, the AT is almost always wet at some point. Short section hikes are still the best way to hike the length of the AT: you can work your schedule around the weather. Lately, my section hikes have become longer and longer as I move farther away from home with each one. I would like to attempt an AT thruhike when I finish the Trail next year, but age, arthritis, and old injuries might make it impossible.
    It's great to be able to watch young people do it and actually enjoy it (I know, it's the company, not the climbs, descents, rain and mud 😁).
    Your group dynamics make me smile and sometimes shed a tear. 👍

  • Looking at all that gear hanging in the shelter, I am reminded that nothing dries in a rainstorm when the air is near 100% humidity. A bag liner would dry more quickly if it's wrapped around you until it's bedtime. Gear will drip excess water, so hanging it is good if it's waterproof, but, with insulated or woven gear, the bulk of the moisture simply migrates to the bottom of the item, helped by gravity until it slowly drips (but will not dry). Wringing out the wettest part helps, but, hey, the AT is almost always wet at some point. Short section hikes are still the best way to hike the length of the AT: you can work your schedule around the weather. Lately, my section hikes have become longer and longer as I move farther away from home with each one. I would like to attempt an AT thruhike when I finish the Trail next year, but age, arthritis, and old injuries might make it impossible.
    It's great to be able to watch young people do it and actually enjoy it (I know, it's the company, not the climbs, descents, rain and mud 😁).
    Your group dynamics make me smile and sometimes shed a tear. 👍

  • Looking at all that gear hanging in the shelter, I am reminded that nothing dries in a rainstorm when the air is near 100% humidity. A bag liner would dry more quickly if it's wrapped around you until it's bedtime. Gear will drip excess water, so hanging it is good if it's waterproof, but, with insulated or woven gear, the bulk of the moisture simply migrates to the bottom of the item, helped by gravity until it slowly drips (but will not dry). Wringing out the wettest part helps, but, hey, the AT is almost always wet at some point. Short section hikes are still the best way to hike the length of the AT: you can work your schedule around the weather. Lately, my section hikes have become longer and longer as I move farther away from home with each one. I would like to attempt an AT thruhike when I finish the Trail next year, but age, arthritis, and old injuries might make it impossible.
    It's great to be able to watch young people do it and actually enjoy it (I know, it's the company, not the climbs, descents, rain and mud 😁).
    Your group dynamics make me smile and sometimes shed a tear. 👍

  • It looks like the fall colors were getting nice at that time. It's was a good call to stay in the shelter. No point to being miserable in the rain if you don't have to be.

  • It was completely our pleasure to host y’all, and truly the highlight of our vacation was spending time and getting to know all of you ❤️🥰. So sorry your trail turned into a river.

  • I said there is a lot of reasons not to hike at night.sliping and falling is the least of your worries. Lol.and stay out of that cold water. Your skin rash is something you have on you that you touch all the time.i bet it is your poles.

  • I do believe they need to do something about the trail and all that water. You all are so funny . Thanks for sharing today.🏔⛺️🥾💕💕

  • I do believe they need to do something about the trail and all that water. You all are so funny . Thanks for sharing today.🏔⛺️🥾💕💕

  • Good video, with some good views, who stopped the rain 🌧, some fall colors, so let's keep on hiking

  • Slackers! LOL You deserve a day just sitting around , waiting for the rain to stop , eating up your food bag. Good times.

  • Toastie quack quack.. the man is a legend ✌️

  • Gorham! I worked there construction at what was called "The Mill" for about six weeks. That was over 20 years ago. Thanks for the flash backs! Who, in their right minds, puts a trail right on a "river"?? I see Megan was still with you! Stay well!!

  • Good Bye RV life
    wet trails we are here

  • You can have peace, happiness and joy in the shelter

  • AAAHHHHH!!!! J's Corner Restaurant!!! We go there all the time snowmobiling and quaddin'!!!

  • Toasty needs a squeaky toy !=8)

  • I’d bet ur rash would be cleared up with lemon balm/heal-all tincture. Looks like shingles rash. I’d send some if u PM an address👍

  • That duck keeps following you on the trail! 😆

  • 🦆 quack 🤣😂🤣✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻🥾💪🏼🥾💪🏼

  • You should have renamed Toasty Ducky or Mr. Quacks! Silly guy!

  • You know it’s bad when you’re looking for a water source and someone says, “you’re walking in it!”

  • J's corner is good!! So excited seeing you visit these places in my state. Makes me want to explore my state even more.

  • Good morning from Roanoke va.

  • It looked like fall has started. That was a gloomy day. Always wondered does your arm ever get tired holding the camera? Hope your doing well. Stay safe.

  • Good morning from Cincinnati Ohio these videos are awesome

  • Ewww…rain 🌧️ rain coming down !!

  • Good morning Kelly thanks for the great video

  • Morning Kelly! And quack to you Mr Toasty! I really loved that tea bag quote. I’m gonna remember that one. Finally some “typical” weather! At least it came at the end of the Whites. September was a very atypical weather month, and I was very happy for it but as sadistic as it sounds I’m glad you got some “normal” weather. Huge thanks to Momma and Papa Popeye! You guys are RV legends! Now that all the boys are back I’m gonna guess we will see way more breaks! I hope you were able to keep them moving! Fall is starting to pop in your videos, I know the next 2 weeks are going to be fantastic! Bummer about your pack liner. I actually switched to a heavier one because I got a hole in my nylofume one. I decided I’d rather carry an extra ounce of bag than an ounce of water on my sleeping bag! I hope you got the hole fixed! Someone must have some duct tape, tenacious tape, or KT tape. 🙏 Thanks for bringing us along today. I hope tomorrow’s miles are kind. Keep truckin’ and be well.

    -Grateful

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