Starting Location: Nantahala Outdoor Center
Destination: Sassafras Gap Shelter
Total Miles: 149.8
Finally, our drought of not seeing other thru-hikers has come to an end. Another blue sky day, though a bit warmer than the last two thankfully, and Semicolon, Professor T, and I waited til 10am so we could get stove fuel at the Outfitter. Also heard that Fontana Dam grocery store up the trail is closed, so I hope my Mom can come through with an express package of food to the Fontana post office! If not, it's grubbing on bark and leaves all through the Smokies! With the late start and long climb out of the canyon at Nantahala ahead, we're only doing short miles and taking our time. Warm weather is on the way! In tonight with Dave, Semicolon, Professor T, Slick, Ben, and Curious George.