Miles hiked 19.6
Total miles 1333.7
Today was long, hot and buggy. The mosquitoes were just torturous. We think this is worse than the snow, ice storm or the week of cold rain and heavy winds. We were lucky to find a tackle shop on one of the road crossings that had bug spray. There was a line of thru hikers buying some.
On a more positive note we had a nice lunch at the pavilion on top of sunrise mountain and got a free pepsi for being a thru hiker at tbe high point state park office. I also got a hot supper from boy scout troop number one from New Jersey. They made too much cheese tortellini and were going to have to pack it out, so being the nice guy I am I helped them out. You could see the vegetables so Sassafras did not want to have anything to do with it. She had mashed potatoes and spam instead. We are now dry in the shelter while it is thunderstorming outside again. Kaboose
Sassafras is sleeping, she will update you tomorrow.