Starting Location: Sassafras Gap Shelter
Destination: Cable Gap Shelter
Total Miles: 165.0
You know, I'm really getting tired of these gorgeous weather days. Nice and warm today in the 60s, and all sunshine. Wonderful views from the top of Cheoah Bald, a natural bald summit (some of the southern "balds" are actually mowed to maintain their bald look). Most of the group from last night is here--Professor T, Semicolon, Curious George, Ben, Slick, and Mo, along with a group of Boy Scouts. All the thru-hikers are in tents tonight having gotten here after the Scouts, but it's a beautiful night for tenting--my first on the trail so far. All the thru-hiker tents make it look a bit like a crowded base camp scene. Nice chatting with the Scouts around their campfire and answering some of their thru-hike questions. Fontana Dam and the Smokies await tomorrow!