Had an awesome three day visit with friends in Asheville, NC. My friends Jon and Jen gave Chef, Ranger Bill and I a ride back to the trail at Hot Springs, NC and also did a mile long hike up to Lovers Leap. It was tough getting back into the hiking frame of mind. Hiked a short day up to a campsite near a pond and it was very loud with the night time symphony of peepers and birds.
Woke up and hiked another short day to the next shelter. Met back up with a super cool group of female hikers Hips, Emilyn and Chameleon.
Hiked to Jerry Cabin Shelter, it started to rain hard and continued through the night.
Woke up and it was cold and pouring out, everything got soaking wet. It was a hard day, but I enjoyed the company of fellow hikers and pushed through my bad mood.