Appalachian trail thru hikers

Nantahala Gathering

More rain. More hikers in Nantahala Outdoor Center. More fun. More food.

Saw a few cars with backpacks waiting for somebody on parking lots. Though how lucky was these somebody to have a supporting car to carry their stuff. I would give much for supporting car. Later I was offered to do that many times, but every time I refused. All services in the woods are killing the point why you are there.

You at the beginning and you a month later are two different persons.

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Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.