Today we managed to not take any pictures, but we only hiked 4.3 miles out of town to the first shelter. Starting in the afternoon is rough, because it’s already so muggy outside. All that laundry and showering is undone in about 5 minutes. It’s supposed to rain again tonight, and we are testing the tent to see how the repairs worked out. I am pretty excited for the next few days, as we go into the Roan Highlands, supposed to be the most beautiful section of the Southern AT. Then we leave North Carolina for good, cutting into Tennessee for about 80 miles that appear to be easier, then on to Virginia!