It has been a weird delay for our trip, but we’re finally back on track. After being holed up in Erwin for 7 days, we were able to hike for 2.5 more before having to jump off trail again for trail days and my buddy’s wedding. Now, back on track, we have another 4 days under our belt, and made it to US19e, and our next resupply. We are staying at the mountain harbour hostel tonight, and begin our jaunt to Hampton tomorrow.
Man does it feel good to be hiking again. We have hit the jackpot with views from balds, and once again with trail magic. Many thanks to Billville, Miss Janet’s daughter, and Greenman for some spectacular food. My pack feels lighter than ever, and my legs are gradually getting back to trail shape. I’m looking forward to pushing the pace a bit the next couple of weeks.
Thanks so much to Andrew and the REI crew for the care package and delivery. We miss you guys. It was bittersweet to be home for such a short amount of time, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks to Amanda and Stefan and family for inviting me to that awesome party!