Tuesday September 19, 2017
Uncle Johnny’s Hostel Erwin TN 17.1 miles
Total mileage 1847.1
I was up at 6.30am. Late for me but it doesn’t start to get light until 645. I packed up and we left at 720. It wad a little foggy.
You could really see the fog down on the valley.
Our lunch spot for today. I didn’t think I was going to make it here. My feet and back were bothering me. After getting food in my stomach and a rest for my feet and back I was ready to go again. Especially when I realized that I only had a little over 4 miles to go.
This is a huge hive we saw along the trail. There was also one hanging above the shelter last night, but I never got up to check it out. I just prayed it didn’t fall out of the tree while I was sleeping.
This is the famous Uncle Johnny’s Hostel in Erwin, TN.
The dog is Jerry Garcia. He had his own sofa in the bunkroom.
Today I am thankful for my hiking partner HOOTIE, who bought me dinner tonight and paid for my bunk. Thanks HOOTIE!