What? Me scared?

What worries me the most about my upcoming hike?  I have a few concerns.  Weather could be an issue.  It’s been a cold, wet winter on the East Coast.  If winter weather continues into Spring, it will be a long, cold hike.  I worry about catching lyme disease.  I’ll check myself for ticks often and treat my clothes with permethrin to reduce that risk.  Weight loss might be a problem.  I expect to lose 20 – 30 pounds and I can’t let that impact my hike.  Hikers lose 6,000 calories/day and there’s no way to carry enough food to replenish that loss.  I’ll eat at restaurants along the way and help myself to another dessert.  I have no worries about bears, snakes, and banjo-picking southerners. 

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