Appalachian Trail Foot!!!
90% of the trail was wet, muddy, and nasty! It was like trudging through ankle deep black oat meal. I changed socks each day but my feet still stayed wet. This is what emerssion foot, the fore runner of trench foot, looks like. The skin peeled off of my feet and left them raw and tender, but it wasn't enough to stop such a beautiful trek through the Appalachians! Keeping your feet dry is key in such wet conditions, but sometimes you have to push the envelope of physical endurance and comfort in order to enjoy the beauty of the natural world. It is interesting to note that the children of early Appalachia would have to walk as much as 20 miles a day over mountain ridges to go to school, barefoot! They had much tougher feet than I do for sure...lol!