Today was a short hiking day. I think it was 11 miles or so. It was cloudy most of the day. The sun came out after I hiked. I hiked to a place called the Rock N Sole Hostel. I am trying to keep my miles in check (today was short by any measure) and be places where I can eat with the hopes of making progress in more easily adding calories back in me after the last two weeks.
Today, I passed 1,200 miles on the trail. That is a lot of backpacking.
The trail today was fairly rocky and some small sections were pure rocks. A lot of the ground under the trees was covered by large areas of ferns.
I saw a little bright orange friend today, who was as long as my pinky finger, but much thinner.
Also saw a turkey with a bunch of babies. They are hard to see in the grass.
Finally, as I came close to the road the hostel was going to pick me up at, there was a monument to an old fort.
Once at the hostel, I saw my private accommodations. It feels like Valentines Day. Haha
Back on the trail tomorrow. But tonight the hostel owners are cooking us dinner tonight and breakfast in the morning. I think this is what I need at the moment. It might even be too cute for my precious girlfriend.