Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 16 Nantahala Outdoors Center

4/5/15
Miles hiked 11.7
Total miles hiked 137.3

What a difference a day makes.  We started out this morning hiking in the aftermath of an ice storm.  We had on all the dry cloths we had and our wet rain gear. The trail looked like an ice machine exploded.  There were blow downs everywere. It was smart for us tto stop early yesterday.  We talked with a lot of hikeres who got off the trail yesterday due to the weather.  By the end of the day Sassafras was running down the trail in shorts and a t shirt.

Tonight we are in a two bunk cabin at the NOC. We also had a late lunch and supper at the restaurant here. The food was very good and reasonably priced. We plan on having breakfast there in the morning. Sometimes thru hiking can be tough. We have a big climb out of here in the morning,  but the weather is going to be good and that makes a big difference.  Kaboose

Today was mostly relaxing.  We had a great lunch and dinner at the NOC restaurant. The weather is going to get better and that makes me very happy. I tried out a hammock today at the outfitter.  I want to get one, is was very comfortable. More to come. Sassafras