Had an early start (7:15), which began with a typical day of getting my bear bag (in Georgia so far there have been bear boxes), putting my sleeping bag in its stuff sack, putting my neck pillow into its stuff sack, roll up the sleeping pad, putting the tent and fly away, packing the backpack, and getting water. I have been using a Katadyn purification system, which seems to be working well. A water source out here is a steam or creek. On a hot day, you are so happy to see one.
This was supposed to be a sunny day, but it was misty til about 1 or so when I arrived at Dicks Creek Gap. Another Trail Magic at Dicks Creek Gap. Good chicken chili and drinks. People are very kind to the hikers here. Spent the night at the Top of Georgia hostel. Met Bradley, Zach, Rodeo, and Brooklyn at Baxter’s ( a burger and BBQ place for dinner) – delicious! Stocked up at the grocery store with another 4 days supplies.
with Rodeo, Zach. And Bradley