I set out today to hike to the next shelter, Chestnut Knob. The shelter sits at 4400 feet, so I knew it would be a long climb all day. And, oh boy, was it! Elevation gain and the terrain made it one of the most arduous days of my hike. But, I made it here!
The view from the shelter is fantastic! Supposedly the sunrise in the morning will be really nice as well.
Tomorrow I am setting off to go to a hostel, the Quarterway Inn.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #14 (5/22/19)
Start – Jenkins Shelter (580.4)
End – Chestnut Knob Shelter (569.7)
Today’s mileage: 10.7
Total section miles: 160.1
Total miles on AT: 876.5
Section avg daily miles: 11.4
“Zeros” taken: 1
Section avg w/o zeros: 12.3
Distance to Damascus: 99.1
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. ― Babe Ruth