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Erwin, TN: May 28th (342.0mi) to Damascus, VA: June 7th (467.3mi)

After a half day in Erwin to get a few supplies and some take out food, the boots kept walking north in a two week effort to get from Hot Springs, NC to Damascus, VA by the 5th of June. As the number of major mountains to climb changed from something you need fingers and toes to count to just a handful left, the lofty goal became something obtainable. After a day off in Hot Springs we planned on two 1/2 days during our 14 day run to Damascus and then a nice two day break in “Trail Town USA”. Well, as plans often go…

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Hot Springs, NC: May 22nd (273.9mi) to Erwin, TN: May 28th (342.0mi)

We walked into Hot Springs the morning of the 22nd and had great weather and the perfect location for one of our most productive town days so far. After taking a full two hours to eat and digest breakfast on the front deck of a little diner, we commandeered the porch of a “Closed for the Season” hiker ministry right on Main Street; I suppose coming into town at the tail end of the season has its perks! Since the AT literally runs down the sidewalk of Main Street Hot Springs we had the perfect location for conducting a day of errands, eating and drinking while letting the dog(s) relax in the shade.

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