May 15th, 2016-
I just left Standing Bear Farm. I am going to try to make it to Hot Springs in two days. The Post Office lost one of my mail drops which is a blessing since I still have food left from the Smokies and food is heavy. I told Maria at Standing Bear to throw it in the hiker box if it arrives so other hikers can make use of it.
I’m thinking 18 miles today and maybe 10-13 tomorrow to get to Hot Springs. I have a one hour soak waiting for me at the resort there; a gift from my friend Amy.