This was a very fun day hike but also turned out to be one of the most brutal. We started around 9:00 and stayed in a group until about mile one where we split up.
We walked on while observing some very pretty views, acorn throwing, and the Sewanee wilderness. At around mile 6.5 we sat down for lunch and filled up water bottles. Despite some problems with knowledge of how to use the steripen, lunch was pretty good.
We then continued the backbreaking hike over the hills of Sewanee and a few paved areas. Around the 15 mile mark we hit a paved trail that was relatively flat and continued our trek as the sun ducked behind the trees.
It became complete darkness when we finally reached the cross on the hill but it made a great place to stop and rest.
From that point on our spirits were lifted and we continued hiking the last 1 mile on pavement. By the end of the hike our feet and legs were aching for relief so we got in the cars and went to hardys for some dinner without shoes. Overall this was a fun trip although I probably would not do this again for a while.