I slept ok last night. The coyotes were pretty active in the area. The bottom quarter of my pants and my hiking shoes froze solid last night, but it’s all good.
Hiked about 10 miles today and called it a night near Roan Mountain, Tennessee. It felt like the right mileage for the day. The trail was pretty rocky and muddy in parts.
I hiked past a red barn named the Overmountain Shelter. This barn has been standing since before the Revolutionary War. In 1780, 1000 Overland Men gathered here before marching to King Mountain to fight and defeat English Loyalists. I won’t go into a lot of details here, but you can read more on the internet, it is great for history bluffs like me.
The hike up and along Hump Mountain was full of great views. It was a challenging hiking up it, as it was steep, the trail was slippery mud and winds gusting to 50 mph.
The sun did come out today and it warmed up nicely. Hiked out of North Carolina today (two States down). North Carolina was good hiking. Just have a little time left in Tennessee. I am not sure what my pose is in the picture below..haha but I was having fun with it.
Came across a very small area, with s few flowering Red Trillium.
Went into Roan Mountain today for a cheeseburger and black cherry shake.
I also had to ordered a new hip belt for my Zpacks Arcblast backpack online today. I have lost about 25 pounds last time I checked. I had the belt shipped to Damascus, Virginia.