Starting Location: Hot Springs, NC
Destination: Spring Mt. Shelter
Total Miles: 290.7
Great day to get back on the trail with Emily B. along for the day. It's been great to see her, though actually seeing a familiar face seems to be the only thing that makes me homesick for some reason.
Chilly but clear day for walking up to the first shelter north of Hot Springs, and Emily and I had some nice chat with Condor, Mo, and Hop-Lite around a rare thru-hiker campfire, courtesy of Moonshine. A cold night is on the way—good thing the shelter is full for warmth.