Starting Location: Tagg Run Shelter
Destination: Boiling Springs, PA
Total Miles: 1115.9
Taking a short day today to cruise on in to Boiling Springs, grab a shower and relax. I stayed with some hikers last night who were out testing gear for a website and taking photos for a new ATC book on the Appalachian Trail. Maybe the picture they took of Footloose and I will be on the front cover!
Started off with a pancake breakfast just half a mile up the trail, and strolled along on another perfect day for hiking into Boiling Springs. It's a very cute tiny town here built around a small pond/lake, complete with a spot where the water does appear to boil (though actually only 53 degrees). Had a great and completely unexpected reunion with Chestnut after not having seen him in over 1000 miles—since my 4th day on the trail, in fact. Footloose and I are tenting for the night on the back lawn of the Garmanhaus B&B for the grand total of $1 each.