Hiking for Habitat, Day 10
April 1 (29 miles)
After another full night of rest at my uncle’s house, I was refreshed and ready to hit the trail. My uncle took on the challenge and carried my backpack for the first 10 miles this morning. Needless to say, he was humbled but never complained and kept a smile on his face. After telling my dad, I was accused of abusing my elders. Jokes aside, it’s always fun to give friends and family a taste of backpacking. The rest of the day’s hike was mostly uneventful—more backroads cutting through farmland beside trailer parks and over railroad tracks. As I got closer to Jacksonville, the traffic picked up, and I hugged the shoulder of the road until finally stepping onto a paved greenway that took me to the edge of the town.