I had all if these today. Best day yet. AND Mary Ellen, Dave, & Christopher came and hiked with us. Was nice to see family and catch up. Beautiful day for a hike so I’m glad they got to witness one of the best weather days yet. T-shirt and shorts today. Woohoo! They also brought me my trail running shoes (thanks ma and pa!) With Dave’s heel inserts which totally resolved my Achilles tendon issue. My shoes came beautifully packaged with two roses, chocolate covered sun flower seeds, gummies, soy nuts, fancy cheese, and my smokies hiking permit. All this after Mary Ellen handed me coffee. Holy crap. And if that wasn’t good enough, we hit trail magic further down the road. Got a coke while we chatted and packed a beer in for dinner. Thank you freckles and sprite! Thru hikers from 08. 14.8 miles today. We will do 16 fish tomorrow and be a mile from nantahala outdoor center. Definitely hiking with no pack down to the restaurant for dinner. Heavenly day. Looking forward to tomorrow! Mtn view from another 360 tower.
Begin HikeMarch 1st, 2013On your mark, get set, go!