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!