Day 46: The most anticipated day on the Appalachian Trail yet. Karl and his crew were up at 3:05 a.m., and Karl went through his morning breakfast routine before hitting the trail at 3:50 a.m. to start his final 85-mile hike to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The trail sections between crew stops today are between 11 and 15 miles. Karl is keeping around a 3.5 mph pace with some faster sections.
Karl’s support crew has grown with more friends and family coming out to support him. His sister, niece and wife Cheryl have been hiking in and running with him to the crew stops to keep him company. Karl is in good spirits, and the crew consensus is that Karl is starting to “smell the barn.” He’s talkative at crew stops but is moving through them very quickly, taking just two minutes or less, just enough time to grab a water bottle, a to-go sandwich and some candy.
Karl left Tesnatee Gap at 5:15 p.m., which is the halfway point for the day. He has 40 miles ahead of him. There is no sleep planned tonight. He’s going to push through and try to beat the record by as wide a margin as he can.
Many thanks to Karl, Eric and Red Bull for their cooperation on the AT record
Karl can do this. Were all rooting for him
I have heard you mention before in posts about the importance of credit for photo’s as well as getting paid for your work. So I find it quite surprising that you use an image from Meltzer’s Instagram (http://bit.ly/2cH2TCj) along with information from another the IG posts on his feed without referencing it or providing a link back to the original source.
Malcolm you’ll find everything is credited where appropriate and when information is provided. Importantly, all my content is provided by Red Bull and Karl Meltzer with their approval.
Did I miss an apology?