17 March 2014 – 2 days of rain, mud, and hiking in wet shoes. The overnight was spent in the warm, dry, welcoming Aquone Hostel. The proprietor, Wiggy, does a great job keeping the hikers comfortable. So, all in all, it was a good 2 days of hiking.
Today I finished at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) – a cluster of outfitters, cabins, restaurant, bike/kayak rental and general store along the Nantahala River. This area is geared to outdoor adventurists. The accommodations reflect the rugged outdoorsiness of the potential occupants. Not a good thing.
My new shoes fit well. Even hiking 14 miles in sopping wet kicks, I have no new blisters and the ones I had are no worse. I think I have the blister issue fixed.
Current Location: Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), Bryson City, NC
Current Map Location:
Miles Hiked: 137.3
Miles Remaining: 2048.0