Eastward: How are you feeling physically at this point? Is your body exhausted? Do the days go by slow/fast?
Kit: "It feels like I was moving a lot faster in the smaller states. Aside from that, the terrain has been much easier lately. I have been going days where I don't even blink an eye at the terrain - usually doing somewhere around 20-25 miles a day because it has been so flat. I feel very strong and feel like I am in really good shape at this point in my thru-hike. I have recently been on a rhythm of hiking from 7a.m. - 5p.m. everyday.
Eastward: Least favorite thing that you are currently experiencing?
Kit: Snakes... I hate snakes. I am totally scared of them. At this point on the A.T. there are rattlesnakes which I have been warned about. Just the other day I actually stepped right on a black snake on the trail. Then it was all I could think about for the next several miles. I guess it is more of an out of sight out mind type thing...until its no longer out of sight.
Eastward: One of the cooler things you've seen or done since we last spoke?
Kit: Around the NY/NJ border a group of us stopped at a local drive-in that we were recommended to check out. Turns out they love A.T. hikers and set us up on the back hill with free camping. They even gave us radios to tune in and listen to the films being featured that night. We all kicked back, had some beers and snacks and watched a couple movies. It was awesome