Saturday September 16, 2017
Roan Mountain, TN 13.6 miles
Total mileage 1796.1
I had a good birthday dinner yesterday with Jim. He is my rock. Although I had to say goodbye to him this morning I know that he is with me every step if the way in my heart.
I decide later last night to stay on the and continue hiking. I knew I would regret quitting. So I am still trucking along and hope to finish this. I have less than 400 miles to go.
This bench sat alone the trail. With a view toward the mountains.
Today I am grateful for the love and support from my Mom. She has also done so much for me and continues to support me along the way. Thank you for the trail magic today! When Jim left me this morning he shuttled my stuff to the next hostel so I could slackpack again today and my Mom paid for my stay here plus shuttles as well as HOOTIE’S stay and shuttles. Thanks Mom!
This is shuttle driver Dave waiting on us to shuttle us back to his place (Doe River Rest) for the night.