Day 9 Standing Indian Shelter to Long Branch Shelter (16.3 miles)
It was a very cold night (guessing low 20’s) to be trying to sleep in a tent. Emphasis on trying. Wore all my clothes, plus jacket, stocking cap, and gloves, inside sleeping bag. Not a fun night.
Started walking by 9 and it was quite nice (warm) out by afternoon.
Most of the trail is a path that just goes up and down a lot. Every once in a while you have to hop across a stream or scramble on some rocks.
In the next 3 photos, if you zoom in, you can see the trail winding through these hills. That is where I’ve been walking all afternoon.
Easy (I hope) 7 mile hike tomorrow to Franklin, NC.