Starting Location: Bald Mt. Shelter
Destination: Erwin, TN
Total Miles: 347.7
Only a few hours of sleep last night before Leki-less and I woke up to night hike under a nearly full moon down the trail to Erwin, hoping to beat the rush of thru-hikers who'd be looking for a spot at the much acclaimed Miss Janet's Hostel.
Getting into town here, legs feel good, feet not so much—not surprising since I've now clocked just under 60 miles in the last 48 hours. Hard to keep my eyes open around 7:30 this morning, but it feels good to be here and seeing some trail friends like Nunn, Wounded Knee, Bramble, Moonshine, Hoss, and Honeypie. Great times on Miss Janet's porch today just drinking some local brews, laughing the hours away, trading stories, and listening to Takoma Ted pick some nice guitar.
Only 6pm, but it feels like it's a lot past bedtime for me—that's what I get for my early start and miles under the moon and stars.