I am safely and warmly ensconced at the Lodge at Fontana Village. Showered and laundered, one of the employees at the village asked if some of us thru-hikers would come talk at the campfire presentation this evening. Myself, Treepiper, and Puddlejumper agreed to go. We spent the evening answering questions about hiking. It was fun! It’s very cold tonight and I’m grateful to be indoors. Tomorrow, I will hike 1.1 miles to the Fontana Shelter and rest my knees for the day. They’re feeling a little tender from all the ups and downs of the last few days. Picked up my maildrop here and will be carrying 8 days of food. Gonna be a heavy pack for a few days. Not sure what signal will be like in Smokies, will upload posts when I can.
April 11, 2012