In between these two Balds, we passed through Tellico Gap, and happened upon our favorite sighting - a young man sitting next to his pickup truck with a cooler full of ice, beer and water - trail magic! His name was Ballhawk, and he had done the AT 2 years ago, and now provides trail magic for others. He goes to college in Bryson City, NC, but class was cancelled today, so he said we had his teacher to thank! :)
We also ran into a youth group from Florida on top of the fire tower, and they had also brought trail magic - quite an assortment of snacks. I scored some BBQ chips, and Keith got Cheetos. We are camped with several others tonight at Wesser Bald Shelter. It's a nice assortment of folks - older and younger ones. Some newer hikers we met today - Ladyfish and her brother, Camo, Ray, Pancake, Nacho, Backbone, and Silver Bear. Thought you'd enjoy those names. Good night, everyone!
(Camping tonight at Wesser Bald shelter, mile 131.4)
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Location:Wesser Bald Shelter, mile 131.4