Today started off pretty good. I finally got some good sleep. It was pretty chilly on the top of the mountain this morning. I actually got a late start around 9:30. It was a nice little downhill before I started the long climb up. For some reason today wore me out. Not to mention my strong appetite. I ate a ton of food and snacks today and could still eat :-/. Thank goodness because I’m pretty lean. It was a beautiful hike today. I saw some beautiful overlooks and walked through some amazing spruce forests. We walked over 2 high balds covered in grass just north of Roan Mountain. Everyone kept talking about this overlook shelter that was an old barn converted into a shelter. I usually don’t like to stay at shelters because of the crowds and it was about 1 1/2 miles short of my goal today. But I stopped in anyhow and boy I’m glad I did. It is a beautiful old barn with this awesome grass flat overlooking the surrounding valley. A real pretty spot to hang out and take in the view.
I also got a chance to uses Mandis OlliClip — 4 lenses for the iPhone. I really was excited to start using the macros. . I got some really beautiful shots of some tiny flowers
They are calling for rain tomorrow and Thursday but hopefully it won’t be too bad. I want to get 17 in tomorrow with the hope of getting into Hampton TN. To get a burger and some supplies.