Saturday September 30, 2017
Mollies Ridge Shelter 17.7 miles
Total mileage 2012.8
Last night before heading to bed I hung up my bear bag and on my way back to the shelter I just happen to look down the trail to the water I see 3 cubs and 1 mamma bear. That makes 15 bears total that I have been lucky enough to see this trip. That has definitely been a highlight.
It got pretty chilly last night. It may have dropped down into the 40’s. I slept warm in my sleeping bag and thermals. Just my face would get a little cold. And just my luck I had to get up and go to the bathroom at 3am. Burrr! Today was a perfect hiking day. The weather was really cool and the sun was out early this morning. My feet did well until the end of the day then they really started to bother me.
Today I am thankful for toilets. You really miss them when they’re not around. The shelters in Tennessee do not have privys.