11.4 miles (267.3 total)
Have finally identified the flower. Sat down today and studied it, according to Wingfoot "sweet white violet."
That's the AT symbol
Didn’t sleep well last night. Make a note to all future thru-hikers: use a 40-degree bag with a liner instead of a 20-degree bag. I was just too hot. I ended up putting on my fleece long underwear and sleeping on top of the bag. It probably doesn’t help that I had sunburned arms. Other than that, had a peaceful night at Roaring Fork Shelter, but a bunch of us were tenting.
Bluegrass and EWOS taking a break
Today was a short 11.4 miles. Decided to stop at the shelter a few miles before Hot Springs. That way I can go early tomorrow and have a full day in town. So right now, thunder clouds are brewing while Steve, Ghandi and EWOS (and I) sit here writing in our journals and addressing postcards for mailing tomorrow.