The Noilchucky River flowing near Erwin, TN.
A view of the Mountains we descended from town.
Salty and I are riding bikes from our lodging into town (4-miles) for breakfast at the Huddle House (think Waffle House). Salty had coffee, two eggs, waffle soaked in butter/syrup, a double order of French fries and a milkshake. I had OJ, waffle, fries and a vanilla shake (pics next time for sure).
Ran into Odie with the Hiker Yearbook again (last seen on Day 3).
This is a footbridge over a creek we followed on the pleasant hike out of town.
Someone got creative with their log end cuts.
Trail Magic stop #1 today (sweet tea, Apple and a brownie).
Trail Magic stop #2, a can of Coke to go 🙂
We pitched our tents just in time before the rain came around 7pm on this wonderful bed of pine needles. Luckily, the rain cleared for a bit before bed.
The following are some pics Salty has taken (of me) over the last couple days. iPhones’s AirDrop makes backcountry file transfers a breeze!
I didn’t even realize we stayed in the same room as Earl Schaffer (the first AT Thru Hiker) in Hot Springs.
Looking green out there! Glad spring caught up to you. Sounds like a great group on the trail you are crossing paths with!