Today, I hiked 18.5 miles to the Bobblets Gap Shelter.
It was a nice hike today. Rain was predicted, but as the day went, the forecasts changed and so far no rain, but still a chance.
Passed by an ordinary looking area in the woods named Colliers Pit. In the late 1700s and early 1800s they made charcoal here to fire the early local iron furnaces before coal was used.
Stopped to get water from a creek and noticed a snake swimming in the water. It went under a ledge. I got my water.
Today, mountain views were hard to come by. The vegetation has really come out in short order, it seems so sudden.
Spotted an orchid today, hoping for more.
I am about a week or so away from Shenandoah National Park. I am looking forward to that area.
Hope everyone has a good night. It is time for me to do some stretching before bed.