Practice Hike 2: Williamsport

On my 2nd overnight trail hike, I was joined by my coworkers.  We arrived at Williamsport, MD, at roughly mile marker 100.  We hiked north to mile 110 to camp, and back the next day.  We learned that backpacks are heavy, and Summer is hot.

I also learned that blisters heal faster if you remove the skin and bandage them.  By this time my feet were healing nicely.

Except…  Now I got 3 new blisters on the inside of my pinky toes.  My toes were rubbing together inside the sock liners, inside the socks, and inside the well-broken-in hiking shoes.

My solution was to drain the suckers, remove the skin, apply liquid bandage, and buy toe sock liners to replace my mitten sock liners.  As I write this 2 weeks later, my toes are healed almost fully.  Ready to go out again!

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