Day 26 Hiked a short, slow day today, 18 miles, to Mountaineer Falls Shelter at mile 400.7. Passed two waterfalls today, one 0.2 miles round-trip off trail. Started the day with yet another climb of two balds! I’m so tired of climbing balds. I get it North Carolina, you have a lot of balds. I finally finished North Carolina today! I’ll be out of TN in just 66 more miles as well, so it’s exciting to see how much progress I’ve made. Pretty excited to get to Kincora tomorrow. My left Achilles tendon has been screaming at me since about noon today, so I’m hoping for a less painful day tomorrow. This is a photo of me at Jones Falls, which is about 0.1 miles off trail.

Day 26
Hiked a short, slow day today, 18 miles, to Mountaineer Falls Shelter at mile 400.7. Passed two waterfalls today, one 0.2 miles round-trip off trail. Started the day with yet another climb of two balds! I’m so tired of climbing balds. I get it North Carolina, you have a lot of balds. I finally finished North Carolina today! I’ll be out of TN in just 66 more miles as well, so it’s exciting to see how much progress I’ve made. Pretty excited to get to Kincora tomorrow. My left Achilles tendon has been screaming at me since about noon today, so I’m hoping for a less painful day tomorrow. This is a photo of me at Jones Falls, which is about 0.1 miles off trail.