Second day W 7/8/20

START: Dicks Creek Gap   2:28am
FINISH: Burningtown Gap   8:35pm
54.8 miles  in 18:07       3.0 mph

2-day total miles – 124 miles    62 mpd
Longest two-day start of any northbound record attempt
+ 18.3 miles on Karel      +7.9 miles on Jennifer

Support crew: Jupiter & David Horton (two 70-somethings having an enjoyable time together)
Showers/thunderstorms; wet trail; shin splints are decreasing pace, however Mercury is maintaining a good attitude.

Who is Mercury?

Liz Derstine, trail name “Mercury”, is a distance runner, endurance hiker, writer, and musician residing in Boston, MA. She holds the fastest known times for a woman on the Appalachian Trail (supported, northbound), Long Trail (self-supported), and Pinhoti Trail (self-supported).

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