It was a chilly morning up on Bald Mountain. The ground froze solid and my breath condensation froze onto the inside of my tent. I was fine in my sleeping gear, so all was good.
I got going around 8:30 a.m., I was not in any rush as I was planning on just a 10 mile day. As I got to hiking I decided to do more and camp just outside of Erwin, Tennessee. That turned my day into about a 17 mile hike.
It stayed cold and windy until about 12:30 p.m. After that it got pretty warm. A lot of this stretch of trail was pretty rocky. I rolled my ankle a few times, nothing injuried me though.
Caught a few new wildflowers, that I have not posted before.
Towards the end of the days hike, I spotted a little lizard enjoying the sun. There were actually a fair amount of lizards in this one stretch, but all the others ran away.
I likely will take a zero in Erwin this weekend. I will see what the weather looks like and if the guy I hiked with from the start can get here too.