Appalachian Trail Mile 275.4

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (Day 22)

I left Laughing Heart Hostel in the late afternoon. I debated over taking a zero day or not. On the one hand, I could not afford it (the dollars or hours). On the other hand, I knew I was coming down with a cold and wanted to do whatever I could to promote a quick recovery. The owner offered me a free night. This made things more complicated. In the end, I passed it up.

I’m glad I hiked out. Even if it was just over 2.5 miles.

It was a good climb. I sat on a rocky cliff that overlooked the town. I truly liked that spot. I took my time there.

I set up camp far earlier than usual. It was well before sundown. I hope the extra rest will speed up recovery.

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