Date: 15 Mar 2016 0417PM
Location: Cold Spring Shelter
Today's Miles: 11.8
Total Miles: 125.6
Long day today in the hot sun. Beautiful day, just a bit warm.
Started off the day a little later than I would have liked, probably has to do with daylight savings time. Walked a bit off trail at the beginning of the day to check out Siler's Bald, and man was it worth the effort. Spectacular views in all directions.
Half way today was Wayah Bald, with a small observation tower at the top. Quite a few people milling about at the top, most of them parked and walked the short distance to the top of the bald.
Had another little trail family over the past few days, but we're slowly breaking up. It's hard when everyone hikes at different paces and has different intentions, but hopefully some of them will show up at this shelter tonight.
Body feels good. Still no blisters and I haven't had to take any ibuprofen yet. Probably has something to do with my pack being smaller than last year, but whatever it is I'm glad for it.
Will continue to ever so gradually increase the miles over the course of the next few weeks. Looks like 10-12 mile days are where it's currently at.