Nero (near zero) Brown Fork Gap Shelter to NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) via Stecoah Gap. 2.4 miles
Needed a bed after pushing hard for a fee days to rest my feet. Popped out of the woods at Stecoah Gap (NC Highway 143) and caught a ride to the NOC. Traded my boots for my crocks, did laundry, showered twice, ate 3 big meals, slept on a mattress, downloaded a new set of podcasts, made reservations for my next 2 stops and relaxed the afternoon away.
Big climb out of here tomorrow. Another 3000 feet.