Date: 29 Mar 2016 0657PM
Location: Hot Springs, NC
Today's Miles: 18.1
Total Miles: 274.4
Beautiful day of hiking today. Weather was wonderful, terrain wasn't too bad either (especially compared to yesterday's climbs). Even had two separate instances of trail magic today: hotdogs and chili, chips, and soda - the stuff of legends when you've been out in the woods for an extended period of time.
Planned on spending the evening at the shelter just outside of Hot Springs, but decided to hike the additional three miles into town. Longest day yet at eighteen miles, but totally worth it since a bunch of other cool folks decided to do the same.
Ate dinner at the local diner, now sitting at another restaurant enjoying the company of some other hikers. Looking forward to a hot shower later, and a night in a nice big bed.