Sunday, March 20, 2011
White Fang aproaching the TN/VA border
Check out Ben's latest SPOT check-in! He has been hiking with Gadget, Three Stoves, and Nicholas at an incredibly fast pace ever since he got out of the Smokies. His biggest day was a whopping 26 miles. I spoke to him while he was eating at a McDonald's in Erwin, TN. It was difficult to understand him, as his mouth was filled with cheeseburgers. While I was on the phone with him, he ate three cheeseburgers, a large fries, and a yogurt parfait, and was going back for more. I guess you can't blame him, though. Burning 9,000 calories a day is bound to make one pretty hungry. To make up for lost time spent eating at McDonald's, Ben and his buds got up and hiked at 2:00 AM underneath the light of the "super moon." No bears have been seen. He said he did see a few turkeys, though.