Day 59 Blackrock Hut to Pinefield Hut (13.2 miles) 895.8 miles total
Light rain until early AM. Pretty foggy starting out and got foggier!
The trail crosses Skyline Drive or a parking area off of it every couple miles. Sometimes you have to look a bit to find where trail resumes on other side. Got to a big parking area today and visibility was about 100 ft. As I’m beginning to wander about looking for sign of trail I run into a family out on a day hike. They had just come from where I was heading. They pointed me in right direction and I helped them find where they were headed.
Made it to lunch spot at about 1:00. Burger, fries, Mtn Dew, and blackberry milkshake. Saw a few hikers I knew there. Tourists just look at you like you’re on display at a zoo!
Got really foggy while I was there. Almost 0 visibility for a few minutes. Happy to wait that out in restaurant.
Heard rain starting between 4 and 6. Wouldn’t get to intended destination until close to 6 so I decided to stop at next shelter. Got there and tent up about an hour before rain started.