April 25, 2017
Total Miles: 284
I got back on the trail on Saturday night and camped near Max Patch instead of heading to the next shelter because the rain was not letting up.
Woke up Sunday to rain. And hiked on. The weather has started to affect me less and less. That night the rain had stopped for a while and I found a flat spot to set my tent up….
The rain returned hard and I was literally laying in a puddle. I got out in the middle of the night to pee and saw that I maybe didn’t pick the best spot 😂but just shook my head and got back in.
Woke up Monday and headed into town to Hot Springs, North Carolina. The trail goes directly down main street of this little town.
While in the laundry mat I looked out and saw Scout and Pots from a couple weeks ago!! We were so stoked to have seen each other again. Alot of people took a couple zeros in Hot Springs due to the constant rain.
I decided to stay in a hostel so I could visit with friends.
Also I was pumped because Dani (Pots) decided she wanted to Buzz her hair as well!! So we went to a hair salon.. I guess small towns tend to have salons in trailers. Who knew.
It was a great time in town. I saw quite a few people I hadn’t seen in a while and met a lot of new people as well. So glad I stayed!!
This morning we got a good breakfast at the Smoky Mountain Diner
We kept today pretty short and hiked only 11 miles to the first shelter. On the way we passed a really beautiful pond. Wished it was farther out so we could of camped by it.
One mile at a time.
Iz and Oz