Yesterday was a fast 20 mile day, 7 1/2 hours, knee a little tender, so a day off is well deserved!
Staying at Elmer's Hostel, what a great guy, and a cool house.
The different Eco zones in the Smokies were fascinating, the views were more breathtaking at every turn. I could never put down in words what it was like hiking through the Smokies and my pictures will never do them justice. Some of the ridge lines that the trail followed were only 6 or 8 feet wide with some very long drop off''s. The only sad thing is some of the different trees are dying from some king of imported disease. It was very hard to see these big beautiful trees dead and dying, but I guess that is part of nature.
I can't wait to see what lies ahead.