Gosh. Keeping a blog on this section of the AT is proving too difficult, so I’ll post on Instagram as @ncwalker01 and Malcolm W Campbell on Facebook. I’m recording stories and look forward to sharing them.
One quick one: AT hikers adopt a trail name. At the first campsite on Monday night, Gunn Slinger camped nearby and told me that I should adopt one.
I wasn’t keen on a new name for a week; however, Gunn Slinger enjoyed his name, so I gave it a try.
With two knee replacements and this being my first long-distance hike, “new” worked, as have my metal joints. So, thanks Gunn Slinger, I’m now anonymous, simply New Knees when I arrive at a campsite.
More on Gunn Slinger in another post. He’s a former professional cyclist: Curtis Gunn. Google him and then think of my trying to keep up. (It ain’t happening.)
So, off I go onto Instagram and FB for posts as I can and a return to the blog when I’m home…37 miles later.
See you around the bend, New Knees