Had a great night’s sleep at Standing Bear last night and pushed super hard today to Walnut Mtn Shelter and walked over three separate balds today. I got to spend quite a bit of time on Max Patch today and it actually felt like I was standing on top of the world at one point, as there was nothing but a blue, cloudless sky beyond the ridge as I came to the top! I also heard from my friend Bob, who I’ve been trying to catch since Sunday! Ill actually get to see him if I stick around in Hot Springs, so I may zero there. I’m having such an amazing time out here meeting new people and learning about so many different things. I’m very blessed to have this opportunity in my life to say the least. I’m loving the trail! As you can see below, Max Patch really does feel like the top of the world.