Starting Location: Niday Shelter
Destination: VA 624
Total Miles: 697.2
Lots of PUDs today, but several cool things to see including my first sighting of a Pink Lady's Slipper flower, the Audie Murphy Memorial site (USA's most decorated WWII veteran), and the dramatic Dragon's Tooth rock ridge. But all those took second place to catching a ride into the Homeplace AYCE (All You Can Eat--music to my ears), widely thought of as having the best food on the entire AT. After having stuffed my face with as much food as I can remember, I can't disagree. What more can you ask for after a long day of hiking? Endless friend chicken, ham, and roast beef, and let's not forget the cute Southern Belle waitresses...I know they say milk does a body good, but damn, how much are they drinking down here?
Good to finally catch up with Skyline and Sundance again after finding the camera they left a few days back alongside the trail. Also nice to meet Fitz and Slips, all in for the night at the Four Pines Hostel.