Date: 12 Feb 2018 12:06AM EST
Location: Camping near mile 770.4
Today's Miles: 9.6
Total Miles: 770.4
Woke up before the sun, had an alarm set again to get me moving. Wanted to both see the sunrise from this location, and get into town early so I could figure out how I was going to get across the river that flows between the trail and the town of St. Marks.
Exited the refuge around 1100, waited for an hour before calling a local fish camp for a lift across by boat. Due to many factors (weather, resupply, cost of a shuttle across the river, sore knee), I decided to spend the afternoon in town, renting a room at the fish camp for the night.
Paid for the room and dumped my gear inside. Once everything was airing out in the room, I grabbed my empty pack and phoned the wife as I walked the mile back into town.
Hit up the local dive restaurant for some hot food. Ordered some fried pickles and a blackened catfish sandwich. It was pretty delicious.
Walked over to the local grocer but they're closed on Sunday's. Luckily the local marina had a small ship's store open, so I was able to grab a few frozen microwaveable dishes and some drinks for the night.
Spent the afternoon finishing up my chores which consisted mainly of sink laundry. Watched some
Netflix as the rain came down outside, further validating my decision to spend the evening in town.
Hiking out tomorrow after a quick resupply and a trip to the post office.