Day 14: Cheoah Bald (5002 ft)
Mileage: 8.1 miles (142.0 total)
Not a bad day at all! I woke up on an uncomfortable bed with a sore back (I like the hammock much better....when properly set up :-) ) Got packed, headed out to the restaurant for an AYCE (all you can eat) breakfast buffet. the cost was $7.00. What a country...I guess they haven't heard of outrageous prices yet. They had FRENCH TOAST STICKS! My grandmother used to make these for me when I was in grade school. They were fried to boot! Ooooh Fried food and guilt free dining! What a combo. "Hey, did you just consume 3000 calories for breakfast? Why yes, I did, thank you for noticing." Eggs, bacon, home fries, yogurt (gotta have the dairy group....gonna pay for that later.) Fruit, Granola, who gives a s***, it all tastes good. I'll have this burned off by lunch. "The Schnazberries taste like schnazberries. Gene Wilder, eat your heart out. I ran into Michelle (aka "Easily Distracted"....(HOT)) I last saw her at Neels Gap hiking with this dude who annoyed the piss out of me. "Worldwide" I think people were calling him. Long story short, this dude has done everything you could possibly imagine and loooooves to tell you about it. He was hiking with Michelle because he "couldn't bear the thought of a girl hiking alone"....GAG..okay, I think that was a french toast stick. I'm okay now. Anyway, I guess she wasn't too much of a fan of his chivalry because she had found a few other hiking girls to gang up with. Good for her, I say. (sweet for me...I say too)
Okay, good day hiking, I'm camping tonight with Redbull, Dies, Peach and Fuzz. Bo stopped in earlier, but I think his knee is bothering him and he's on high order to get to Fontana Dam to get it fixed as he pressed on. The view up here is too beautiful to pass up (see photo).
The plan for tomorrow is to press to Cable Gap shelter, 14 miles down the line. Fontana Dam is 17 miles from here. That'll give me a nice chip shot into town the day after tomorrow.
Things I want on a night like this:
1. A small cup for coffee or other select beverages
2. I corn cob pipe and pipe tobacco
4. A small nip of whiskey because the sailor in me is surfacing. Damn, that didn't take long.