We took our near-o day today after an easy 4 mile hike in the morning. We planned on staying at the Blueberry Patch Hostel, but ended up staying at the Budget Inn in Hiawasee after chatting with some other thru-hikers at Dick’s Creek Gap. We were easily swayed by the thought of getting our own room vs. sleeping in a common bunk area with snorers. We got the Budget Inn shuttle driver to stop at the Blueberry Patch for our mail drop, then checked in to the Budget Inn.
Got to take a hot shower, do laundry, and rock some mexican at a place called Monte Alban for lunch. After that it was a lazy day with intermittent activities like fixing the tarp seam so it doesn’t leak tomorrow and cleaning up our dirty gear. Dinner was at an all you can eat buffet called Daniel’s that had nastily delicious southern fried chicken. I only ate 5 pieces. All in all very nice and relaxing to have an off day.
Tomorrow we cross into North Carolina, so that’s very exciting to finish the first state. Georgia was a challenging start, but a lot of fun. Lots of elevation change and very little flat hiking.
Stoked for some big mountains coming up in NC.