Short day

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.

This place reminds me of a hiking, rafting, biking Sipapu. Need to come back with the gang sometime.     The river runs right through the resort, you watch the kayakers practice the Rapids.

Back to the woods after a good breakfast.

Big climb out of here tomorrow. Another 3000 feet.