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End of trip selfie – Day Four

Color photograph of Gary Allman in his vehicle parked in the Berryman Campground parking lot, having completed hiking the 26 mile Berryman Trail, in Missouri, USA. December 2020.
End of trip selfie – It was cold. Lower forties cold on the hike out. Berryman Trail – Day Four, December 2020. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

In total I’d hiked 27.5 miles and climbed over 2,600ft. I’m still not particularly fit, but my averages are rising. I have to remind myself that I’m doing this for fun and some light exercise, and not to take the stats too seriously and want to push the results.

It was a good hike on a trail in wonderful condition but with very few views of the countryside. I learned that if instead of wearing the hood of my waterproof jacket, I decide to keep my hat on in the the rain, I must carefully tuck the hood down inside the jacket. If I don’t, the hood will fill up with water and at some point I’ll get a lot of very cold water poured down the back of my neck.