Made it to the Nantahala Outdoor Center yesterday! My tramily booked a cabin to stay in last night and I camped down by the river with another hiker Duck Hole and some of his tramily. Duck Hole is a flip flop hiker, meaning he hiked about 1700 miles of the north end of the trail last year and is now finishing up the southern part of the trail. Duck Hole’s tramily from the initial half of his hike drove to meet us yesterday and help us do a cheaper resupply at Ingles than the expensive general store at the NOC 🙂
Here we were also able to print our Smokey Mountain National parks passes, get some awesome food, and we even got beer trail magic while we were sitting down by the river yesterday!
Last night was the warmest so far, around 48 degrees; being at lower elevation definitely makes it warmer. We have continued to be super lucky with the weather!
We are making awesome time, so are probably only doing 6 miles up Jacob’s ladder today and camping up there to enjoy the views!
Physically, I’m doing pretty well aside from a few blisters that I’m working on healing.
I’m loving this new lifestyle!