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3/28/18 Day 248 AT Day 8: Run to the town of Franklin, NC!

April 8, 2018


Miles: 16.7
Steps: 47,000
Elevation Gain: 2,757  Feet
Faith In Humanity: Got a hitch into town in the back of a pickup truck pretty quickly all the way to our exact destination: Thank You!!!!

Tons of condensation on the tent in the morning,  woke up at 6:30 pretty much running to the privy!  It was so foggy and dark I was worried I may not find my way back to my tent. It all worked out fun though and quickly I was out on the trail.  Simple mission today: get to town!

Some pretty big climbs that pretty much define the AT:  go up fairly steep then go down fairly steep. Throw in a very minimal section of flat and repeat over and over.  I caught up with Chad and he agreed to split a hotel room with me.  We hiked on and off together and arrived at the road to Franklin together.

We got a hitch in the bed of a pickup pretty quickly and were whisked the 12 or so miles into town.  Thanks for the ride.

Next up was the normal town things: shower, food, laundry, more food, resupply provisions to mane it to the next town.  Pretty much a bit of walking around. This place was a bit spread out, but we found everything.  Nice to have Chad as a partner in crime.

Felt nice to relax in s bed!  Ahh, town life is nice but the trail is better.  I’m so happy I got all of my errands done today so tomorrow I can just lounge around and do as little as possibly and truly rest!

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