I’m currently at Hemlock Hollow Hostel. About 11 pm last night the skies opened up and it rained until 7 this morning. I packed my tent wet and started hiking. I stopped at the hostel this afternoon and got space in the bunkhouse so I could dry my stuff out. The bunkhouse is nice and I’m the only one here. A fast moving stream flows right in front and I’ve been sitting watching the water all evening. I put my feet in and it felt great. Tomorrow I will leave and continue my trek to Erwin. I hope to be there Sunday. I’ve been practicing meditation while I’m walking, it’s been interesting to watch my field of awareness expand when I don’t entertain my thoughts. Wow it just thundered, glad I’m indoors tonight and don’t have to deal with a wet tent tonight. Sky is looking threatening, think I made a good choice.