Day 15 Fontana, NC to Spence Field Shelter (18.5 miles) 182.9 total miles
Had to get permit to hike through Great Smoky Mtn National Park printed at Lodge. Hassle but completed.
Got a ride to trail from Sally and Mr. Sally (Bill). They were providing trail magic at end of my hike yesterday. I didn’t stay long as wanted to get to shower. Turns out their son hiked trail and Sally enjoys spending a weekend in April doing nice things for hikers. You can tell from her smile and laugh that she truly enjoys it as much as the hikers.
First few miles of day were very easy and down around lake. For you Lake Hopatcong’ers, very similar in terrain as walk from end of Mason St to Rock & Roll’s.