Woke up today, which is a good thing. I have woken up every day of my wonderful life.
Got hiking and climbed up to a high ridge. Had some nice views of course. I passed the 700 mile mark this morning. The ridge climbed up to a landmark known as the Dragons Tooth. I climbed up to to the top of the Dragons Tooth.
The climb down from the tooth and the ridge was a little tricky for just under a mile. Parts of the trail require full mental focus and even then it is tricky. Other parts of the trail are more forgiving.
I have been hearing that a part of the AT just north of me has been closed due to forest fire for a few days. So I hiked 8 miles into Cataba, Virginia. Stopped at a gas station for a pizza and news of the trail. The trail is still closed. Rumors are it may open after 7 p.m. tonight. So I am staying at a hostel tonight, for a shower and hoping the trail is open in the morning. The area impacted was near an iconic area, no hiker wants to miss if they can help it. I am hitting the trail anyways in the morning. In about two days I will take a zero for rest.