Today, I woke up to light rain and fog. I love mornings like this on occasion.
Hiked two miles to Winding Stair Gap this morning from the stealth camp site. Along the way found some flowering moss on the ground, just one small baby hand sized patch.
Just before arriving, came across some trail magic of a cooler full of pop and ice.
Caught a shuttle bus ride into Franklin, North Carolina. The shuttle driver was a character and story teller for sure. He was a good guy. Staying at Baltimore Jacks Hostel tonight. There are a fair amount of hikers in town as it is a popular resupply point.
Today was set up to be a rest and resupply day. Did a little more walking around town than I wanted, but it’s all good. The town has many buildings left from before the Civil War. Union Troops went around the town during Shermans March To The Sea thinking it was defended based on misinformation, but it was not. Every other town was burned to the ground.
Tomorrow, I hit the trail again. I estimate I am about one week away before entering Great Smoky Mountains National Park.