Monday September 25, 2017
Standing Bear Farm 12.6 miles
Total mileage 1948.7
I slept much better last night. We get our shuttle at 7 am and hit the trail at 7:45.
Today was a hard day for me even with the low mileage. My feet are just sore.
There really was no excitement today except for Standing Bear Farm. It is a pretty interesting place. Many talk bad about it. It’s just pretty rustic in the back woods of Tennessee. It has everything a hiker needs. Laundry, you just have to use a wash board to clean your clothes.
It has a kitchen, bath house although the toilet is non flushing, and a bunkhouse. It also has a tree house.
HOOTIE and I are staying in a cabin which is a step up from the bunkhouse.
We were shown around the property by John who had on interesting attire. John was doing some work for stay on the property and had on a leather tool belt as well as a couple of knives strapped to his belt and knee high leather boots.
Today I’m thankful for HOOTIE leading along the trail and getting most of the cobwebs. I lead for a short while and the cobwebs drove me nuts. I also had a bug buzzing my left ear that drove me nuts.