Hiked 21 miles today to a campsite about a mile past Knot Maul Branch Shelter. It was a lot of hard work today, but it seemed to fly by.
In the morning, I hiked to the old Lindamood School, which is a one room schoolhouse that is no longer is use, but they keep it open for hikers and other people. The local Methodist church had put a lot of trail magic inside it. Thank you.
I met a handful of trail maintainers who were out working to keep the trail in good shape. I thanked each of them. The gentleman with the axe has been a trail maintainer for 40 years and has more energy than most college age people. He knows so much about the trail and local history, we talked a lot. He and his wife met me for a second time towards the end of the day in another spot. Super great people.
The scenery was highly varied today and it was great. Amazing farms, meadows and mountains. Little farms that existed since 1749.
Spring is coming to this area of the mountains. Plants are leafing out. It might not be long before views are blocked by vegetation, at least in this area.