Spoke to Dave last night and he was setting his tent outside Hawk Mountain Shelter, about 8 miles from the trail head. He was feeling great! Perfect day for a hike! Sunny & Warm.
Tonight he called after he ate his Four Cheese instant potatoes and a Slim Jim to tell me he had another beautiful day . He was on his way down to a stream to get water and dunk his head. He said he was going to try to sleep in the shelter at Gooch Gap tonight and hope the mice don't drive him crazy. He has never slept in a shelter and wanted to check it out since it didn't seem so busy. As of earlier he had the loft to himself. He did about another 8 miles today. He said it has been extremely hot and buggy (I wasn't to send the bug spray till May) Guess what will be in his next mail drop? Ben's by Tender Corp.
For Saturday he says he will be up and out early tomorrow on his way to Slaughter Creek Tent. Will travel approx 11 miles. Still no trail name. Other hikers were talking about it so hopefully it won't be long.
(the hikers wife)
PS - His hand written journals and pics should start to come home by mid April. I will post as soon as I get them.