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Steven "" J
City: St. Paul
State: Minnesota
Country: United States
Begins: Jun 25, 2017
Direction: Southbound

Daily Summary
Date: Mon, May 30th, 2016
Start: Wiesbaden, Germany
End: Wiesbaden, Germany
Daily Distance: 28
Trip Distance: 173.6

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Longish Distance!

Yesterday I set out with the goal of walking until I couldn't anymore, and I'm happy to say that while I failed to achieve that, I did manage to propel myself further than I ever have before in a single day. Myself and my AT Buddy spent most of the day on the Rheinsteig heading west, but at around 4:30 we called it quits in the name of finding some real food to eat. Neither of us has our full kit yet, and trying trail food isn't really in the realm of possibility. Instead I had a beer and schnitzel, and it was incredible. This trip I made without carrying the weight additives of bear can, several liters of water, a bunch of cotton clothing and just carried my base pack weight. I even got to use my sawyer squeeze in a spring!

So did I learn anything? A lot, probably. I learned that I should probably eat more along the way. I'm not into trail lunches or specific breakfasts, but I do need to up my snacking. There were a couple of times where I felt close to hitting a 'wall', perhaps not 'the wall' like you would in marathoning. I learned that walking those twenties over the last few weeks have really stiffed up my heels. I learned that some days, you should just cut the walking in order to enjoy the finer things in life (schnitzel...mmm...schnitzel...). I wasn't even as sore as I had been following my other longish hikes and the terrain I faced yesterday was a lot more varied with some pretty steep ascents and descents.

All in all, I had a great time and I'm looking forwards to more.

Edit. Oh yeah. And sunscreen. Don't forget sunscreen.

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