Day 9

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Date: 171708Mar15

Location: Sassafras Gap Campsite

Total Miles: 63.3

Today's Miles: 9

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Spent the morning climbing approximately 1500 feet of elevation (Tray Mountain), which slowed down the morning, but otherwise it was a worthwhile day of hiking. 

Arrived at camp around 1530 where we were greeted with a steep climb for water, played a carnival game of 'little scoop big water bag', then finished off the afternoon fighting for oxygen with the thousands of bugs flying 'round now that's warming up outside. 

Really, it wasn't that bad - but that's a realistic telling of events. 

Ate three dinners at once and now I'm lying atop my sleeping bag waiting for hiker midnight (nightfall). Heading into town tomorrow, re supply and a shower.